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Mark Haokip’s bail stayed till next hearing

The Special Judge (NIA) had ruled that the state government’s applications to set aside or modify the bail of Mark Thangmang Haokip as not maintainable, which was again challenged by the state government in the High Court of Manipur.

ByIFP Bureau

Updated 6 Jul 2024, 3:28 am

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Representational Image (Photo: Pixabay)

Mark Haokip’s release has been stayed till the next hearing of July 19, as the Manipur High Court contemplates on the challenge of his bail issued by a Special Judge (NIA).

On May 23, the HC had kept his bail on hold till Thursday. The Special Judge (NIA) had ruled that the state government’s applications to set aside or modify the bail of Mark Thangmang Haokip as not maintainable, which was again challenged by the state government in the High Court of Manipur.

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During the hearing, the Advocate General who appeared on behalf of the state of Manipur, invited the HC’s attention to the circumstances, stating that in the event the order passed by the Special Judge (NIA), Imphal West is not stayed, the appeals as well as the pending applications shall be rendered infructuous and the relief prayer for therein shall be rendered illusory.

The Advocate General submitted to maintain the status quo till the disposal of the appeals and pending applications. However, counsel of respondents submitted for an adjournment.

The HC took a reference of the Supreme Court’s judgement in a case which stated that a charge sheet filed without a prosecution sanction order cannot be termed as an incomplete charge sheet and the accused cannot claim right to be released on default bail for want of sanction order.

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In reference to the SC statement, the HC found it appropriate and necessary to stay the operation of judgment of the Special Judge (NIA), Imphal West, granting default bail to the accused till the next date of hearing on July 19.

The Special Judge (NIA) has passed an order of releasing Mark Haokip by stating that the state government’s two applications of setting aside or modify bail order of March 28, 2023 was not maintainable as barred by principles embodied in S.362 CrPC.

The state challenged the Special Judge (NIA) order that passed the bail order and sought stay of the bail order.

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IFP Bureau

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IMPHAL, Manipur

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