Allahabad: The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court has refused to issue a notification to restore anticipatory bail in Uttar Pradesh. It has urged the secretaries of the President and Union Home Ministry to take a decision on Section 483 of the CrPC soon.

Hearing the petition of Yogendra Singh Chouhan, the bench comprising Justice Sudhir Agarwal and Justice SVS Rathore said that since the bill is pending before the government for more than a year, prompt decision is the need of the hour.

In the wake of decision on prohibiting arrests in rare cases the Court said that the provision of anticipatory bail must be restored in the state.

It may be noted that barring UP, this system is prevalent in all other states. The state government has already passed the proposal for amending the bill and has sent it to the President for seeking his approval.

The court also underlined the fact that cases are piling up in the High Court and subordinate courts thus burdening the criminal judicial system.

It has also pointed out that a large number of posts are lying vacant which is affecting the functioning of the court.

Despite insufficient number of Judges, disposal of cases have been comparatively high the court said.

(JPN/ Bureau)