A Total of 15006 Cases Submitted in 2015 for Remand Extension
The 2015 statistics of the Courts show that a total of 15006 criminal cases were submitted for remand extension. The majority of these cases were submitted to the Criminal Court. A total of 8795 cases were submitted to the Criminal Court, while 597 cases were submitted to the Juvenile Court and 5614 cases to the Magistrate Courts.
Out of the cases submitted for extension of remand, 11752 cases had the remand extended. This includes 6993 cases where remand was extended from the Criminal Court and 461 cases where remand was extended by the Juvenile Court and 4298 cases where remand was extended by the Magistrate Courts.
Remand was not extended for a total of 3331 cases including 1802 cases submitted to the Criminal Court, 136 cases submitted to the Juvenile Court and 1393 cases submitted to the Magistrate Courts.
The decision for the extension of remand for an accused by the Courts is decided based on Article 49 of the Constitution and the Procedures for Presenting before a Judge, Suspects Held on Criminal Charges, for the Extension of Remand. Courts decide on remand extension ruminating on the prospects that the suspect may tamper with evidence, attempt to influence witnesses, is believed to be a threat to the society or if released may not report to court or abscond. Under those circumstances, the Judge has the discretion to extend remand for a period not exceeding 15 days.