Chief Justice of India, U.U. Lalit, in its order on activist Teesta Setalvad, made an oral observation that under Section 437 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC), a woman is entitled to favourable treatment.
What did the CJI say?
He was referring to a provision that says being a woman is a possible ground for granting bail, even when otherwise it cannot be considered.
What is ‘Section 437 of CrPC’?
Special provisions for women in criminal law –