The court dismissed the bail plea of the accused considering the cruelty of the crime. The court also clarified that “any reference to ChatGPT and any observation made, is only intended to present a broader picture on bail jurisprudence, where cruelty is a factor”, a report by Times of India said.
What was the case
Justice Anoop Chitkara sought the assistance of ChatGPT while deciding on bail for a person accused for alleged rioting, criminal intimidation, murder, and criminal conspiracy.
“What is the jurisprudence on bail when the assailants assaulted with cruelty?”, Justice Chitkara asked, as reported by Live Law.
Here’s what the AI responded:
The jurisprudence on bail for cases where the assailants have assaulted with cruelty will depend on the specific circumstances of the case and the laws and regulations of the jurisdiction where the case is being tried.
However, in general, if the assailants have been charged with a violent crime that involves cruelty, such as murder, aggravated assault, or torture, they may be considered a danger to the community and a flight risk.
In such cases, the judge may be less inclined to grant bail or may set the bail amount very high to ensure that the defendant appears in court and does not pose a risk to public safety. The severity of the assault, the defendant’s criminal history, and the strength of the evidence against them are all factors that a judge will consider when deciding whether to grant bail.
It is important to note that the presumption of innocence is a fundamental principle of the justice system, and all defendants are entitled to bail unless there are compelling reasons to deny it.
Therefore, even in cases where the assailants have assaulted with cruelty, they may still be granted bail if the judge determines that they do not pose a risk to the community or a flight risk.