the Kerala High Court has ruled that a court with the appropriate jurisdiction cannot deny permission to an accused individual who wishes to surrender. The court’s decision emphasizes that it is the right of the accused to surrender before the court and that the court must accept such surrender.
The ruling came in response to a case where the accused sought permission to surrender before the court due to fear for their safety. The court highlighted that the right to surrender is a fundamental right of the accused and cannot be denied.
The Kerala High Court’s decision affirms that a court with the proper jurisdiction cannot refuse the accused’s request to surrender and must accept their surrender. This ruling ensures that the accused’s fundamental rights are protected and upholds the principle of justice.