No minimum period of undergone sentence required for filing application for suspension of sentence: SC

The Supreme Court (SC), in an appeal challenging the order rejecting application for suspension of sentence passed by the Gujarat High Court (GHC), has held that “…there is no hard and fast rule which requires an accused to undergo sentence for a particular period before his prayer for suspension of sentence is considered.” The SC, while granting bail to the convicts, noted that GHC has erred in considering only sentence undergone post-conviction & not the actual period of sentence including term served by them under-trial.