Expeditious Trial for Accused Mother of Suckling Baby

Expeditious Trial for Accused Mother of Suckling Baby Bail Case Laws Criminal Law Knowledge - Criminal Law Litigation & Arbitration Solutions - Criminal Law Supreme Court Mr. Justice Dost Muhammad Khan in his judgment has decided the issue regarding expeditious trial for accused mother of suckling baby in Criminal Petition No. 888 of 2015.

1. After arguing the case at length, the learned counsel for the petitioner stated that if the Jail Authorities are directed to extend all required facilities to the suckling baby and her mother (the accused petitioner) during confinement/detention and the Trial Court is directed to conclude the trial within a month, then he will not press this petition.

2. We have perceived from the fax massage of the Superintendent Jail, Rawalpindi that the petitioner is a suckling baby of the age of one year and six months and depends on breast feeding. The Superintendant Central Jail, Rawalpindi is directed to ensure that the baby shall not suffer due to un-nutrition and all required standard facilities be provided to the baby and her mother, which is required in such cases, while the Trial Court is directed to conclude the trial within one month, after receiving copy of this order. If the prosecution or the defense delays in the conclusion of the trial, the Trial Court may resort to take appropriate action by imposing action and may adopt any coercive measure to ensure the conclusion of the trial.

3. If, in case, the trial is not concluded within one month and the delay in the conclusion of the trial is not attributable to the petitioner or any person, acting on her behalf then, fresh bail petition be considered favourable to her, by the Trial Court.

With these observations, this petition is disposed of.

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