What is Bail - 

            Bail is the security with securities for the prisoners' appearance to answer the charge at a specified time and place. In simple words, bail is the process of release under the guarantee that a person arrested on a criminal charge will appear for trial or examination when duly required if he is temporarily released.

When bail may be taken in case of non-bailable offense : 


According to Section 437 of the Code of Criminal Procedure 1973 -

        (1) When any person accused of or suspected of the commission of any non-bailable offense is arrested or detained without warrant by an officer in charge of a police station or appears or is brought before a Court other than the High Court or Court of Session, he may be released on bail, but he shall not be so released if there appear reasonable grounds for believing that he has been guilty of an offense punishable with death or imprisonment for life:

       Provided that the Court may direct that any person under the age of sixteen years or any woman or any sick or infirm person accused of such an offense be released on bail:

       Provided further that the mere fact that an accused person may be required for being identified by witnesses during investigation shall not be sufficient ground for refusing to grant bail if he is otherwise entitled to be released on bail and gives an undertaking that he shall comply with such directions as may be given by the Court.

        (2) If it appears to such officer or Court at any stage of the investigation, inquiry or trial, as the case may be, that there are no reasonable grounds for believing that the accused has committed a non-bailable offense, but that there are sufficient grounds for further inquiry into his guilt, the accused shall, pending such inquiry, be released on bail, or, at the discretion of such officer or Court, on the execution by him of a bond without sureties for his appearance as hereinafter provided.

        (3) When a person accused or suspected of the commission of an offence punishable with imprisonment which may extend to seven years or more or of an offence under Chapter VI, Chapter XVI or Chapter XVII of the Indian Penal Code(45 of 1860) or abetment of, or conspiracy or attempt to commit, any such offence, is released on bail under sub-section (1), the Court may impose any condition which the Court considers necessary-

           (a) in order to ensure that such person shall attend in accordance with the conditions of the bond executed under this Chapter, or

           (b) in order to ensure that such person shall not commit an offence similar to the offence of which he is accused or of the commission of which he is suspected, or

           (c) otherwise in the interests of justice. 

       (4) An officer or a Court releasing any person on bail under sub-section (1) or sub-section (2), shall record in writing his or its reasons for so doing.

       (5) Any Court which has released a person on bail under sub-section (1) or sub-section (2), may, if it considers it necessary so to do, direct that such person be arrested and commit him to custody.

       (6) If, in any case triable by a Magistrate, the trial of a person accused of any non-bailable offense is not concluded within a period of sixty days from the first date fixed for taking evidence in the case, such person shall, if he is in custody during the whole of the said period, be released on bail to the satisfaction of the Magistrate, unless for reasons to be recorded in writing, the Magistrate otherwise directs.

       (7) If, at any time after the conclusion of the trial of a person accused of a non-bailable offence and before judgment is delivered, the Court is of opinion that there are reasonable grounds for believing that the accused is not guilty of any such offence, it shall release the accused, if he is in custody, on the execution by him of a bond without sureties for his appearance to hear judgment delivered.

Must Read - 


What is Bail and when bail may be canceled? (Code of Criminal Procedure)

Assistant Public Prosecutors (Section 25 of the Code of Criminal Procedure 1973

Difference/Distinction between Parole and Probation

What is Bail and what is the Difference between bailable and non-bailable offenses

0 comments:

Post a comment

See Also..