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Aadhaar may replace surety bond for bail

DNMUM388863 | 5/18/2017 | Author : Sana Shakil | WC :630 | India

At present, an accused gets released only after signing a personal bond

New Delhi: In what could come as a big relief for lakhs of undertrials, the Law Commission is all set to recommend the replacement of surety bonds with Aadhaar or voter ID cards in case of minor offences.
If the recommendation is adopted by the government and legislation brought in, many undertrials will be able to walk out of jails.
This and many more suggestions are part of the crucial reforms that the Law Commission is going to suggest to the government for liberalisation of bail laws, sources told DNA.
Sources said that the suggestion to replace surety bonds with Aadhaar cards and voter IDs has been taken by the Commission after discussions with stakeholders and factoring in the government’s push for Aad
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