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The concise oxford dictionary defines bail as security for the appearance of prisoner on giving which the accused is released during pending of trial. In the same dictionary the meaning of the world bail as a verb is giving as to admit to bail to relapse on security given for appearance. According to the chamber twentieth century dictionary, bail is the security given and used as a verb, it means to set a person frees by giving security for him or to release on the security of another. The word bail is derived from the old French verb bailer who means to given or deliver according to wasters new international. According to the shorter ok for English Dictionary the word bail is relation to the tatting alular means to bear a burden. In judicial dictionary bail is defines as follows; Bail is when a mean is taken or arrested for felony, suspension to felony indicated of felony, or bail able
offering surety to those which have authority to bail him which sureties are bound for him to the kings use in a creating sum of money or body for body, that be shall appear before the justice of goal delivery at the next sessions, etc. Then upon the bounds of those securities as is aforesaid he is bailed, that is to say set a liberty until the day appointed for his appearance.
In a civil mater the term bail applies to those persons who become sureties or bind themselves either to satisfy the plaintiff in respect of this debt or costs or to surrender the defendant in to custody if the judgment is against him and he fails to satisfy it.
In the law lexicon, bail is defined as to set at liber5ty a persons arrested or imprisoned or security being taken for his appearance on a day and at a place certain, and such security is called bail because the party arrested or impersonal is delivered in to the hands of those who bind themselves for his
forthcoming. In order that he may be safely protected form prison. 1.2 Objectives of Research: The objective for which this research paper has been prepared: 1. To sort out on which situation an individual is competent to apply for the bail,
To figure out the value of the bail in present perspective and the abuse of the bail ,
3. To understand the proceeding more specifically, 4. To understand the legal importance of a bail, 5. Finally to go through the different aspect of bail.
magazines and others different sources and also annual report published by the NGOs. research papers. It has been an effort to include every aspect of bail as a whole. I have collected the information's from teacher and different books journal. The paper defines and describes different terms and proceedings that an accused have to follow to apply for the bail. 4 . The research paper shows and describes the importance and value and even the abuse of the bail in detail.3 Research Methodology: The research methodology of this research paper has been analytical. So this information are secondary resources.1.
at least until it is granted. to be admitted to bail. Definition of Bail Bail is matter of procedure privilege at the most. bail may be granted in such class on general principles.1.4. and not an accused right. Where the statutes does not contain a specific provision in the matter. view that no procedure can be adopted however reasonable and report it may be u8nless there is an express provisional sanctioning it in the criminal procedure code is hardly courted and the correct principle is that is matters of procedure a particular procedure should be permitted if it is not prohibited. Therefore. to be admitted to bail at common law. when he is related from the custody of the officers of the court and is default of so 5 . An accused person is said at common law. The basis conception of the word bail is release of a person from the custody of police and delivery into the hand of sureties who undertake to produce him before court whenever required to do so.
on surety taken for his appearance on a certain day and at a place named. either civil or criminal. The surety in termed bail. because the person arrested or imprisoned is placed in the custody of those who bind themselves or become bail for his due appearance when required. when they are discharged from further liberty. The term bail in English common law as explained in encyclopedia Britannica means the freeing or setting at liberty of one arrested or impressionable upon by action. Bail is obligatory in all summary cases. So he may be reserved by them if they suspect that he is court. an infant would not be accepted.ding are it liable to forfeit such sum as is specified when bail is granted. It is also obligatory in all misdemeanors. obtains or attempting to obtain property on false pretences receiving property so obtained or 6 . The sureties must be sufficient in the opinion of the court to answer for the rule only householders are accepted. except such as have been placed on the level of felonies. viz.
willful or indecent exposure of the person. neglect or breach of duty as a officer. riot.stole. 7 . any perocesctuioin of which the costs are payable out of the country or brought rate or fund. consentient of birth. assault upon a police officer in the execution of his duty or upon any one assisting him. assault in pursuance of a conspiracy to raise wages. perjury or subornation or perjury.
is bound to release the person in custody who is accused of a bail able offence. p.2 Categories of offences Criminal procedure code has under 5. provides that in the cases of bail able offences the persons accused has an indefeasible right to grant of bail subject of course to satisfactory sureties being offered. provided he is prepared to give. it or on recognizance’s.4 (b) Categories offences of bail able and non -bail able. provided that the offence is bail able. A. The seriousness of the offence is immaterial for the purpose of bail. on bail. if sureties are considered necessary. Where the accused is 8 . cr. Bail in bailble offence Section 496. c. The provisions of the section are mandatory and the court or the officer in charge of the police station. as the case may be. The offences under each of the heads have been specified in the schedule to the code.
The court has no discretion matter. In 1677. among its provisions. The court has no discretion must be bailed out. established that magistrates would set terms for bail. he was right in admitting the accused to bail without recording any evidence.change with a non bail able offence but it is found that the offence. the English parliament passed the Habeas Corpus Act. if any made out on the facts was bail able the accused must be bailed out. History of Bail The United States’ bail system has evolved from a system developed in England during the Middle Ages. Where the High Court ordered that bail may be granted by the Magistrate after recording some evidence and the Magistrate fund that the charge against the accused could be only for bail able offence. The English Bill of Rights of 1689 declared restrictions against “excessive bail” and later inspired the Virginia state constitution and the Eighth Amendment to the 9 . which.
he lost his car. the U. He did not find another job. others forced to sit in jail.United States Constitution. which was designed to allow for the release of defendants with as small a financial burden as possible. following that. unable to work. he lost his job. In that period. President Lyndon B.it was split up. In 10 . Here’s one particularly disturbing example: “A man spent two months in jail before being acquitted. for four months”. Johnson gave a speech that contained stunning examples of how the bail system had hurt people in the past. Other anecdotes related similar stories: poor people spending months in jail only to later have the charges dropped. he lost his family -. The Sixth Amendment to the Constitution states that all people under arrest must “be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation” they face and also allows a person to demand bail if he or she is accused of a bailable offense.S. Bail law in the United States remained relatively unchanged from 1789 until 1966. In 1966. only to be found innocent of all charges. Before signing the act. Congress passed the Bail Reform Act.
S. And finally. it had left open a serious loophole that allowed many dangerous suspects to receive bail as long as they didn’t appear to be flight risks. 11 .short. the bail system was biased against the poor and filling jails with people who should be out on bail. This new law stated that defendants should be held until trial if they’re judged dangerous to the community. repeat offenders. which replaced its 1966 predecessor. While the previous Reform Act had helped to overturn discrimination against the poor. the potentially dangerous and anyone who might be a flight risk. The law also established new categories of who could be held without bail -.mostly those charged with very serious crimes. The next major revision to U. the act stated that those who were eligible for bail had to have a bail hearing. bail law came with the Bail Reform Act of 1984.
And at the same time. Purposes: The object of keeping an accused person in detention prior to. and to secure his attendance at the trial However. This may be. for appearance before a court.For more information on bail and related topics. for example. for presenting 12 . There are varieties of purposes behind granting bail. every criminal proceeding is based on a prima facie assumption of guilt and again there is a presumption of innocence in favor of the accused. or during the trial is not punishment but• • to prevent repetition of offence with which he is charged. check out the links on the next page. the conditions of bail like appearance in the court on fixed date and time serves the purpose prima facie assumption of guilt against the accused. Bail serves the purpose of presumption of innocence.
Bail by Police: An officer in charge of police station ids bound to grant bail in bail able cases. required him as is suitable for the purpose of securing his appearance before the court pending inquiry. that he should remain in detention. pending reference revision.appeal. 55 of the code should be given the option of release on reasonable being furnished. 13 . and in improper refusal to do so will amount to a violation of duty. The bail should not be excessive and no needless impediment should be place in the way of being admitted to bail. The intention of the law is that in such a case the man is ordinary to be set t liberty and it is only when he is unable to furnish such moderate security. or for the purpose of giving evidence etc. if any. A person arrested by the police under s.
B.Conviction on bail able offence: Section 496 will not apply when an accused person is convicted of an offence there is no general offence is entitled as of right to be enlarged on bail during the tendency of this appeal against conviction. since there is a separating distinct provision of law for this purpose. the terms of the bail should normally be for attendance and other conditions should not be imposed. This would be more so in a cases where the accused is called upon to be of good behavior. Non-bail able offence: Whenever a court requires accused persons to furnish a bail bond. Bail is always in the discretion of the court and this discretion has of necessity to be exercised upon the facts and circumstances of each case according to sound judicial principles. It would be improve to impose such 14 .
where the petitions have invoked the special jurisdiction of the high court for grant of leave to 15 . Such conditions will not be illegal. The law does not contemplate the incorporation of condition in the bail bonds. Therefore. Where a woman is accused of man bail able office and the situation was such that all her relations within prohibitive degrees were arrayed against her and the court ordered that she should furnish surety of one of such relatives. But in the cash of non-bail able offences a court may while granting bail to the accused impose conditions other than fining of bail for the attendance of the accused. An order imposing a condition that the accused should confine their movements to the municipal limits of the town as long as the session case way pending and report themselves twice a day to the police station was held to be not illegal.condition in a bail bond and to ignore the provision of the code which provide for such cases. but it does not say that the courts have no powers while granting bail to make sure that the offences allegedly committed by the accused persons are not repeated by them.
Where the status does not contain a specific provision in the matters. The commission of an offence does not carry with it a right of bail. and as such. must be regulated by the law under which a particular trial is held. the view that no procedure can be adopted. Right of bail: Bail is a matter of procedural privilege at the most.appeal against the high courts order refusing bail it is essentially a matter of discretion with court whether or not to grant this leave on a consideration of the circumstances of the cases. and not a right of the accused at least until it is granted. Contained and statute and to the statute alone can the court look for any right which the offender claims. The provisions regarding bail are essentially a part of the law of procedure. It can not be argued that the court has no powers to lay down conditions on which it would grant leave in a given case. however reasonable and proper it 16 . such a right is dependent on the provisions.
may be. unless there is an express provisions sanctioning it in the criminal procedure code. 17 . There fore. bail may be granted in such cases on general principles. is hardly correct and there correct principles is that in matters of procedure. a particular procedure should be considered to be permitted if it is not prohibited.
d. The courts should be liberal in this matter but the facts and the circumstances of each case should be considered and taken into account. b. The bail applications should be decided as expeditiously as possible and should not be allowed to remain 18 . the subordinate court have jurisdiction to release him on personal bond. c. In cases of women and children courts should refer to release them on personal bonds pending the disposal of their bail applications as there is always a fear of sex abuse and child awes in jail as well as police custody and no one likes to report such outrages to the authorities out of shame or other reasons. When an accused surrenders in the court and applies for bail.Chapter Two General provisions of Bail a.
2. It the magistrate / sessions judge feel that such a course should be adopted and it is always open to them chatter to dispose of the application on the same day and in the alterative release the accused on executing personal bond till the disposal of the application. Magistrate or Session Judge is empowered to grant interim bail during the tendency of the bail application. Which contains special provision for bail to women minors under 16 years of age and sick or infirm persons no.pending for long. If practicable the bail applications should be considered the sum up. P. It may be also pointed out that the application is entitled to claim the benefit of the provides to section 497 (1) Cr. 19 . Sessions judge or any courts he jurisdiction to grant interim bail during the tendency of bail application in that court.C. Interim bail No Magistrate. Order granting short term bail quashed.
ail the session judge should dispose of his application. The Delhi High court granted bail in a security scam case on the grounds that the role assigned to the accused did not prima faces make out any grave offence maximum punishment for the offence being only 5 years no charge sheet having been submitted even after lapse of two months and no police remand was sought for however the high court imposed condition that he should not level the 20 . If a court has authority to decide the matter. Interim bail allowed continuing further on specific terms. Ad interim bail can not be allowed to continue simply because an appeal against conviction is pending in the high court division. Temporary Bail The court which has authority to try an issue and grant a relief has authority and jurisdiction to consider and dispose of all incidental questions pertaining to it. it has authority to consider a temporary bail or parole or dealing with the custody of the accused and manner of it till the required material is collected. 3.
4. 3. Offence of trivial nature in which bail is generally granted. Cases in which accusations appear to be frivolous or male fide. children.country and join the investigation as and when called for and his passport should be kept by the court possess jurisdiction to relapsed and accused on interim bail pending final disposal of the bail application. Students whose examinations are to commence should also be given interim relief. Once an application for bail before arrest is admitted by a court for regular. hearing it should in fitness of things grant interim bail to the petitioner so that he is not 21 . 2. minors and aged persons of 70 years or more should invariably be relapsed on interim bail. However few illustrations can be given where it would be proper to grant such release. No hard and fast rules can be laid down in this regard. 1. But release on interim bail is no ground for grant of bail which has to be made only on merits. Women.
Condition for grant of bail: While granting bail the high court should not impose such condition which would amount to denial of bail.arrested in the meanwhile because other wise there is no point in entertaining and admitted his application. 6. it on the record if no further evidence is called or be found guilt or evidence is called or not. bail was granted by the high court to the accused on furnishing security of taka 1 lack in case or in fixed deposit in 22 . If he can be then that would be a case where reasonable grounds do exist for forming the belief required under section 497 of the code of criminal procedure and the high court would be justified in refusing bail. Consideration of evidence of bail stage: It is not fore the court of the stage of bail to evaluate the evidence but merely to considered as to whether upon the material on the record one of the ways in which can be done is to consider as to whether upon the material on the record. Where there for. 5.
The conditions should not be harsh. Similarly bail can not be granted subject to the conditions that the accused shall desist from a repetitions of the offence with which be was charged. While granting bail in billable offences the court has no power to impose any condition except the demanding of security with sureties. The conditions where opposed to law and were deleted. 23 . the condition amounted to denial of bail and is liable to be set aside. Where the accused where ordered to execute bonds with secreting and a condones whaps also imposed that they would not enter upon the land in dispute for a particular period and that they would not commit any breach of the peace. He was directed to be released on bail by depositing security with one surety in addition to bail bond.nationalized bank with due sureties residing in the state for like amount. Accused prosecuted for offence relating to illicit distilled liquor. oppressive and virtually resulting denial of bail.
criminal P. Witness: A witness arrested under a warrant and brought before a magistrate can be enlarged on bail. 8. that the accused person must be put up before the court. But in such case3s he can not be considered to have been arrested at any stage prior or subsequent to the grant of bail. although be may not have been hauled up as an accused person. or after his conviction when 24 . Persons who may be enlarged no bail: The provisions of section 496. Stage of which bail may be granted: A judge has jurisdiction to grant bail where the applicant is in the lock up under arrest and it is not necessary in order to invest the judge with such jurisdiction. Bail can be granted at any stage of the proceedings. not only of an accused person.C are wide enough to cover the cases.7. even after the commencement of the trail. but also of a person complained against who is present before the court.
Conversely where the court was satisfied that no reasonable grounds existed to connect the accused with the liability it was free to enlarge him on bail. bail should be refused. 9. Reasonable grounds is an expression which connotes that the grounds be such as would appear sufficient to a reasonable man for connecting the accused with the crime with which he was charged. without the need to go into a duper appreciation of the merits of those grounds and the evidence on which they rested which function was to be 25 . Reasonable ground: It was not permissible to allow bail to an accused person where reasonable grounds to belie that he was committed an offence were shown to exist. The actual test for grant or refusal of bail. there fore rested on availability of reasonable grounds.he files an appeal against it. or when he is arrested on appeal against his acquitted. It such grounds exist tending to connect the accused with the crime.
assuming at the trial stage. If is not the prima facie case against the accused but reasonable grounds for believing that he has been guilty which prohibits granting of bail. 26 . The onus is on the prosecuting to disclose those reasonable grounds.
Bail was not to be refused to accused by way of punishment and the prosecution was required to show existence of reasonable grounds and satisfactory evidence in support of offence alleged against accused and if prosecution failed to establish same then matter would become for further enquiry into the guilt of accused and bail in such circumstances should not be withheld. the character of the evidence circumstances which are peculiar to the accused. While granting bail the court must consider the gravity of the offence of which the accused is charged. a reasonable possibility of the presence of the accused not being 27 . Courts exercising bail jurisdiction should refrain from including in elaborate reasoning in their order in justification of grant or no grant of bail.Chapter Three Guiding principle of granting bail As a general rule bail should not be with held as punishment unless the facts warrant such course.
secured at the trial. Severity of degree of the punishment which might fall in the particular circumstance is case of a conviction. c. reasonalable apprehension of the witnesses being tampered with the larger interests of the public or the state and similar other consideration. Whether there is or is not a reasonable ground for believing that the applicant has committed the offence with which he is charged. The nature and gravity of the charges. The danger of the alleged offence being continued or repeated assuming that the accused is guilty of having committed that offence in the past. e. b. d. 28 . The danger of the application absconding if the is relapsed on bail. f. The matters for consideration in an application for bail may be enumerated as follows: a. The character and means and standing of the applicant.
The fact that the applicant has already been some months in jail and that the trial is not likely to conclude for several months at least. While dealing with a bail application the high court should take in to account the various considerations such asi. v. Opportunity of the applicant to repaired his defense and. Reasonable apprehension of witness being tampered with.g. The character of the evidence Circumstance peculiar to the accused. The larger interests of the public or the state and 29 . h. iii. a reasonable possibility of the presence of the accused not being secured at the trail. Nature and seriousness of the offence. i. iv. The danger of witness being tampered with. vi. ii.
Form and contents An application for bail or an affidavit supporting such application should state clearly the grounds on which bail is asked for and the reasons for such grounds.vii. It is not consistent with the responsibility of a 30 . Chapter Four Application for Bail 1. It is the duty of the defense counsel to satisfy him about the correctness of the allegations made by him in the application. Application to high court An application for bail to the High Court should not include defamatory allegations containing attacks on the trying magistrate or other officers irrelevant and improper in themselves. Similar other considerations which arise when a court is asked to admit accused to bail in a non bail able offence.
a court of session an accused who has been committed to it to take his trial. A part from the provision of section 498. Forum for application Where the high court ordered that bail may be granted by the magistrate after recording some evidence but the magistrate found that the charge against the accused could be only fore bail able offence he was right in admitting the accused to bail without recording any evidence. Cr. he has the power to enlarge him on bail under section 497. In such a case the session judge and the high court can release the arrested person on bail. Cr. Section 497 deals with the 31 . If a magistrate has jurisdiction to try an accused. when those of some one who says that those averments our true. If a Magistrate has no jurisdiction to try a case he has no power under section 497. 2.C. P.P.C.counsel to make averments of fact in applications and partitions on information proper for the officer to receive applications in which averment o fact are made. grant bail to the person arrested.
confers no such power.powers of the trial court to grant bail while s.C. Chapter 39 excludes the existence of any additional inherent owner high court relating to the subject of bail. because section 498 gives unlimited judicial discretion to the high court in the matter of granting bail. it had made some remarks upon the heavier of the petitioner which would be likely to prevent the sessions judge from giving a wholly free and 32 . P. 498 deals with the powers of the high court and the Court of Session to grant bail. Application directly if peculiar such special circumstance the application will not be entertained by the high court. It has been held that where the once before. But this practice is not inflexible. Section 516-17 Cr. There is no hare to the high court entertaining a bail. Although the jurisdiction of the superior court where two courts have concurrent jurisdiction is undoubted ordinarily and in the absence of special circumstances the superior court should not entertain a bail application without the inferior court being first moved.
This procedure however. one of which is that where an accused was arrested as a measure of preventive detention but the relevant detention order was later on rescinded of which rescission the disclosure was made only in the high court when the habeas corpus matter come up for consideration then if the accused who is surprised in this manner by the prosecution itself. there is no bar to the high court entreating a bail application direct. Direct application to High Court It is to be punted out that usually a petition for bail of an arrested accused in not entertainer directly by the high court and it is generally insisted that before coming to that court the accused must approach the subordinate court in the first instance.independent consideration to the case. files an application for being released on bail the rule of directing the accused to approach the courts below may not be insisted upon. The mere fact that the applicant had traveled all the way to the seat of the 33 . is subject to certain exceptions.
high court and has incurred expenses in engaging a counsel is no ground for entertaining an application directly in the high court.
3. Second application made to different judge Where a bail application in a cases in refused by a judge of the high court and a second application is made to another judge, the latter con not go in to the merits of the case over again. He should as a rule of propriety transfer the application to the judge who heard the first application. He should not grant bail on his own. This is specially so where the earlier order is challenged as incorrect which can be done only before the Supreme Court. One judge of the high court can not sit in appeal against the judgment of another judge. Where the judge who passed order on the first application was not available and was not likely to be available for some time to come the bail petition may be heard by another judge.
4. Application to high court The high court does not normally entertain direct application for bail.
5. Transfer of application The transfer of a bail matter or to put it in other words the withdrawal of the sail application of the petitioner by the session judge to his own court without notice to the petitioner is certainly a matter of prejudice to the petitioner and the order would call for being set aside on this ground alone.
Anticipatory Bail before Arrest 1. Meaning A bail in anticipation of arrest or detention is termed as anticipatory bail. A person is entitled to be relapsed on bail. When he is arrested or is brought before a court. The judicial opinion is conflicting on the issue whether a person can apply for relapse on bail in anticipating of arrest or detention.
The Alahabad High Court held that bail can not be granted to an accused that had neither been arrested nor detained by a police nor appeared personally in court. The decision was based on the following reasons: 1. The liability of a person to arrest is no restraint.
Nationally ever person is liable to arrest for anything which the person having authority to arrest consider him to have committed.
in the case of such a person an order of bail can be rightly considered to be an unjustified restraint on his movement instead of any to him.C. does not contemplate the appearance through counsel. 4. 3. The word appear in section 496 and 497. Cr. Whether the court actually orders his being taking in custody or allows him bail at once. 37 . nationally it must be held that the person was in the custody of he court and got his relapse on bail. Appearing through counsel can not naturally result is even national custody of the court over the person concerned. It may be that the applicant might give his address in application but there can not be any undertaking that he would not more away from that place. A person who is not in custody stands in no need of order of bail. P. When a person appears in court his very physical presence resulted in his placing himself in them custody of the court.2. If he is not in custody he is free to go wherever he likes.
That the petitioner should physically surrender the court. 4.C ordinarily an application for bail before arrest should be presented to the session judge.C ares1. 3. there should be apprehension of harassment and under irruption humiliation by means of unjustified arrest. 38 . In this behalf the provision contained in section 497. P. P.2. the petitioner should have earlier moved the sessions court for the same relief under section 498.C. That on account of ulterior motives part clearly on the part of the police. Cr. That its should be otherwise a fit cases on merits for the purpose of bail. 498 Cr. 2. That unless there is reasonable explanation. Main Conditions The main conditions to be satisfied before exercise of jurisdiction to allow pre-arrest bail under see. P. would have to be kept in mind. Cr.
Conditions enumerated to grant anticipatory bail The considerations which weight with the court while granting bail under section 497 or section 498. 3. 5. 2. and 8. Cr. 39 . Of repeating the offence Of jeopardizing his own life being faced with a grim prospect of possible conviction in the case. Of tampering with witness. 4. 6.C are: 1. The position and the status of the accused with reference to the victim and the witnesses. Other relevant grounds which may apply to the facts and circumstances of a particular case. The nature and gravity of the circumstances in which the offence is committed. The likelihood of the accused fleecing from justice. The history of the case as well as of his investigation. 7. P.3.
4. 438 can be granted to persons accused of offence under the Karnataka Forest Act. It has been held that where an anticipatory 40 . Therefore. It has. the principles no which the bail can be cancelled would not be attracted when interim anticipatory bail is canalled on hearing both side. however. been held that when an ad interim anticipatory bail was granted to the applicant and such interim bail was set aside on hearing both sliders. 1963 and apprehending arrest by the Range forest officer. the court made it clear that the pertain of an order p[assed under sec. 5. 438 (1) need not necessarily be limited in point of time. Anticipatory bail under sec. the court may if there are reasons for governed by Terrorist Areas. Cancellation of anticipatory bail Anticipatory bail granted by the high court can only be cancelled under sec. State. 439 (2) of the code. Duration of anticipatory bail In Gurbaksh Singh Vs. such and order is not an order of cancellation of the bail.
439 (2) are fulfilled. very cogent and overwhelming circumstance are necessary for an order directing the cancellation of the bail. Rejection of bail in a non bail able case at the initial stage and the cancellation of bail so granted.bail is granted on giving full hearing to the public prospector and repeated attempts to have it cancelled have failed it can not be cancelled unless fess materials are placed and the conditions for cancellation of bail as provided under sec. Generally speaking the grounds for cancellation of bail. broadly illustrative and not exhaustive are interference or attempt to interfere with the due course of admistatioin of justice or evasion or attempt to evade the true course of justice or abuse of the concession granted to be accused in any manner. have to be considered and dealt with on different basis. already granted. 41 .
Alleged confessional statement exculpatory in nature and not involving accused in commission of offence. 42 . sick infirm and mental disturbed person: 1.Chapter Six Bail in case of woman aged person. Accused granted bail in circumstances. the court may release the accused on bail if the person is under the age of 16 years or a women or any sick or infirm person. Accused a woman detained in judicial lock up with sucking body. Woman accused The law permits granting of bail even in a case where there are such resonate grounds for refusing bail in the case of any woman or any sick of infirm person. Even in cases where a person is accused of an offence punishable with death or imprisonment for life and there appears reasonable ground for being that he has been guilty of such offence.
But a women con not claim the benefit of the concession as provided in the first provision to sub section of section 497 Cr. The court must exercise its discretion on a proper appraisal of the facts and the surrounding circumstances of the case not unmindful of the fact that this concession is provided in heinous cases of murder. Under section 497 it is open to a court to grant bail to women even in cases where she is accused of an offence which is punishable with death or imprisonment of life. Merely because chancre sheet has been submitted against her under section 302/109/34 penal code. she is not automatically debarred from getting bail. Grant of bail to women is not a matter of right yet interim of legislature appears to be that bail should invariably be granted to a woman 43 .C as a matter of right.The case of women descries special consideration. P.
A court should grant bail to a woman even when she is accused of murder. P. In such circumstances the existence of a suckling baby may be an additional ground in favors of grant of bail.C constitutes an exception invite case of heinous offence punishable with death or life imprisonment. Age of accused Age by itself would not be a ground for grant of bail. 2. it must be kept in mind that prison to section 497 (1) Cr.unless any special circumstance exists on record to warrant refusal of bail. 44 . Where there was no evidence to show that woman accused has been party to conspiracy to commit murder they were enlarged on Bain. All the attending circumstance are to be taken into consideration. However.
Release of a accused on bail is not. Proviso however is discretionary.C. the case was held to be covered by provisos section 497 Cr. P. 45 . A delinquent juvenile is entitled to grant of bail unless court comes to conclusion that there appeared to be reasonable ground for believing that relapse of juvenile was likely to bring him in association with known criminal or expose him to moral danger or his releases would defile elands of justice. Case falls within provision of section 497 (1). Accused giving most serious Knife blow on back of chest thereby showing him to be a person of desperate character not entitled to bail.Accused a boy of 12 days short of 16 years age at time of occurrence. and bail was all wed. Where grounds existence to believe that the petitioners where not guilty of an offence punishable with death or imprisonment for life and the accused was a young man of 16/17 years old.
but the initial requir4ement is the satisfaction of the court. Bail was sick person and was an old heart patient and had been operated for by pass surgery and was on regular medication and diet. Considering the medical certificate issued by the National Institute of 46 . Ground existed for further inquiry also into guilty of accused.Accuse appeared to be a young boy and had no previous record. Accused was released no bail in circumstances. 3. For grant of bail on ground of sickness it is not essential that the aliment should be of an alarming nature which may endanger the life of accused. Accused contended that his health condition was such that he could not take strain of any nature and his remaining in jail would be detrimental to his health and life. Bail on ground of sickness Person actually sick or infirm may be released on bail even in case of charge involving death or classes’ sentences.
Where the proper treatment of the accused is possible in jail he is not entitled to bail on the ground of Sickness. When want to be medical treatment entails likelihood of risk of his bail may be granted. The nature and seriousness of the sickness has to be seen. Petitioner accused was ordered to be relapsed on bail. His wife (Other Co-accused having a small suckling child to be looked after).Cardiovascular Disease. Accused was also entitled to grant of bail as two main accused heed already been released on bail. When a wife or other dependent of the accused in of the accused is suffering from a 47 . Accused suffering from active pulmonary. Tuberculosis of both lungs with multiple cavitations and advised regular treatment for a considerable period. in circumstances. Every sickness or infirmity can not be ground for bail. Both accused granted bail in circumstance. treatment and care of cardiac ailment of accused was not possible in jail.
chronic disease and the trail is not start in the near future bail may be granted for a short period. 4. 48 . Sick and infirm: A Sick or infirm may be released on bail even in a case of capital punishment.
Introduction In refusing to grant bail it is generally necessary to see whether there are reasonable ground for believe that the accused has committed some offence and secondly that whether he is likely to tamper with the evidence during his enlargement ob bail. Provided in the relevant law. Rejection and Cancellation of Bail Refusal of Bail 1. and the possibility of abscission and tampering with the witness and on the consideration prayer for bail may be refused. While considering the qu3siton whether a case fell within the prohibition constrained in sub section of section 497. the courts are not supposed to keep in view only the maximum sentence of transportation for life.C. 49 . P. The court is take in to consideration the gravity of the offence alleged. CR.Chapter Seven Refusal. the heinousness of the charge.
Where the character. Where that is likelihood of the accused absconding it he is released on bail. behavior and previous conduct of the accused are such that it is desirable to leave him at large. the nature of the evidence is support of the accusation and the severity of the punishment which the convicting will entail.2. 50 . consi9deratin. Bail may be refused to an accused person: on certain grounds: 1. 4. the court is of onion that he accused should not be enlarged on bail. 5. Where taking the nature and gravity of the offence. Where there is likelihood of the accused tampering with the prosecution evidence. 3. 2. Where there are the dangers of the offence being continued or repeated if the accused is left on bail.
6. the Madras high court cancelled his bail relying on the illustrative grounds given in Aslam Baba Lal Desai Vs. 5. Likelihood of his fleecing to other country. 2. Where bail was granted by the then presiding judge at the initial state it could not be cancelled shoot by the successor judge after 51 . Makes himself unavailable to investigation agency beyond reach of surety. Where the accused 1. A bail was not allowed to be cancelled on the basis of certain factors of which the court granting the bail was fully aware. 3.Rejection of Bail Grounds of Rejection Where the accused was released on bail but subsequently the was found abusing his bail. Maharshatra which are as under. Interferes with course of investigating Attempts to tamper with evidence Threatens witness. Indulges again in similar activities. 4.
2. Rejection of bail: No person shall be deprived of his life and personal liberty except according to procedure established by law. Where the session judge granted anticipatory bail.filling of the charge sheet in the case unless proper application for its cancellation was moved and a case for its cancellation was made our after hearing both the parties. 3. the high court refused to cancel the bail as no cogent reasons or overwhelming circumstance could be shown for cancellation of the bail. Rejection of successive bail application by High Court Where in spite of two successive bail applications having been rejected by the high court in a number case. the magistrate granted provisional bail to the accused it was held that the course adopted by the magistrate was not only contrary to the settled principles of judicial discipline and propriety but also contrary to the statutory provisions. Deprivation 52 .
Cancellation of Bail: 1. but the same could be refused fur the reasons to be recorded by the high court. the court has the power in certain situations to cancel the bail if the facts warrant no course other than refusal to grant bail. Where victim of a 53 . There has to be sometime in the nature of miscarriage of justice or improper excessive of discretion which alone can justify the cancellation. However. its cancellation should no follow in the ordinary course. 4. Principle for cancellation of bail: Where bail has been granted.of freedom by refusal of bail is not for punitive purpose by for the bifocal interests of justice to the individifual implied and society affected. Refusal to grant bail after specified period: A perusal of section 426 (1-A) shows that bail is to be allowed in such cases if the appeal has not been disposed of within two years.
Grounds of cancellation of bail: The courts if it grants anticipatory bail must expressly make it a condition that if the petitioner commits any breach of the terms of bail. The bail of the accused was cancelled in spite of his tender age. Bail was cancelled. The petitioners were allowed bail on the grounds that the callowness complete against them petitioners were neither bad mashers nor any apprehension was expressed that they would influence the prosecution case. the court concerned will be at liberty to cancel his bail 54 . 2. Where the person of declassed and was apprehended along with incriminating knife at the sport.murderous assault sustained as many as nine injuries including four on the head became semi unconscious at the time of medical examination and his condition became serious. But where the accusation was of murderous assault on processeciton witness and giving him a grievous blunt weapon injury on the jaw. Bail was not cancelled. just missing neck but uprooting 2/3 teeth.
Even where prima facie case is established the approach of the court is not that the accused should be detained by way of punishment. 2. When the accused is found tampering with evidence. When it is found that the accused is tampering with investigation. 55 . When the person on bail commits the very offence or other offence for which he is being tried or has been convicted. If has been emphasized that very cogent and overwhelming circumstance are necessary for an order seeking cancellation of the bail. but whether presented of the accused would be readily available for trial or that he is likely to abuse the discretion granted in his favor by tampering with evidence. 3. When the accused is found absconding or having gone out of control of sureties. 4.and take him into custody. 1. Bail may be cancelled on the following grounds.
When the circumstances were proved that the accused has misused the liberty granted to him it is sufficient ground to cancel bail. 56 . 7. Where once pre-arrest bail is granted to accuse very strong reasons and grounds would be require for cancellation of the same. When it is found that the subsequent events make our non-bail able offence or a graver offence. 6. When it is alleged that the accused is terrorizing the witness and committed acts of violence against the police. 8. When the high court found that there was a wrong exercise of judicial discretion to grant the accused bail.5.
3. P. Shall take appropriate action accord to law against the accused persons and pass an order for their arrest immediately.C was rejected by this court after hearing the parties at length. Cancellation of bail on ground of suppression of material fact Where an accused obtains an order of bail in his favor by misrepresenting true facts and in fact by playing fraud upon and an order for bail is bound to be recalled. As it was not pressed the rafter in order to prevent the court from passing a harsh order it is accordingly directed in the interest of justice and for ends of justice that the session judge. 57 . It appears in consideration of the materials on record that the accused person played a fraud upon the session’s judge by suppressing the fact that earlier their application under section 498 Cr.
It was emphasized by the Supreme Court that proper order to pass in those circumstances was to cancel ad-interim bail and to leave the accused person to be death with by the police.Consequences of cancellation of bail The cancellation of pre-arrest bail by the court. of an accused person who was not in custody and was admitted to interim bail. did not entail the consequence that he had to be ordered to be given into police custody. as they thought fit. 58 .
C lays down that 1. as the case may be. P. If the case so requires the bond shall also bind the person released on bail to appear when called upon at the high court. Bail Bond According section 499. Cr. a boned for such sum of money as the police officer or court. by one or more sufficient sureties conditioned that such person shall attend at the time and place mentioned in the bond and shall continue so to attend until otherwise directed by the police officer or court. as the case may be thinks sufficient shall be executed by such person and when he is released on bail. 59 . Sureties and Forfeiture of Bail Bond 1. 2. court of sessions or other court to answer the charge. Before any person is released on bail or released on his own bond.Chapter Eight Bail Bond.
2. or that the accused should not reside within the limits of a certain town for a certain town for a certain period or that they should not can act any drama is beyond the jurisdiction of the magistrate. Bond without sureties Where a person accused of a bail able offence holds ha high position in government service he should be released on a personal bond without sureties instead of bail. The court can not incorporate in the bail bond a condition that the accused should 60 . station twice daily in the morning and in the evening to give hajira before the police officer. Conditions in bail bond The court can grant bail on the condition that the person shall attend at the time and place mentioned in the bail and that would cover nonattendance before the police but it does not over such conditions as have been imposed in criminal cases. 3. penal code pending against him. A conditions that the accused will not deliver any speech until the disposal of the case under section 124-A.
In the case of these person if they offer a cash deposit the court is abode in its discretion to accept that deposit in lieu of a bond but neither section 499 nor S. Similarly the court can not put any restrictions on his movements. P. though granted bail. Security Section 499 Cr. Cr. A Magistrate has no power to require an accused person to deposit a sum of money in court as surety for haws attendance in court at a given time. because they may be strangers in the locality position to arrange for bail or able to offer sureties. 513 of the code conditions any thing which authorities a Magistrate of his own accord to insist on the 61 .C contemplates the execution for a bond with sureties and not a cash deposit. and is not released within the meaning of this section. is ordered to be sent to an institution and live there under the order of the court. However. section 513. P.desist from repletion’s of the offence charge. Code was canceled in the interest of the person who. When the accused. 4.
It is an enabling provision and provides that except in cases of bonds for good behavior. A particular person may be solvent but he may not be a fit person to stand as surety.deposit of a sum of money as security in the place of a bond. relieve a person of his obligation to execute a bond. 5. and in lieu there of take cash deposits. Such determinations being a judicial function in necessarily implied that the verification should be based upon proper inquire and there should be some material on record to justify a finding of this nature. a court or officer taking bond may in fit cases. 62 . The deepest under this section is in lieu not only of the bond to be executed by the principal but also of the bond to be executed by the sureties. Fitness of surety The court has to verify the solvency of the surety and the fitness of surety before accepting the same.
Secondly. and thirdly steps to be taken for the recovery of the amount. A perusal of the provision of this section shows that three stages are concmplanted for a proceeding under the section. P.6. the order for payment or to show causer. The provision being of penal nature has to be strictly construed. Forfeiture of bond Under section 514. The declaration of forfeiture must be proved upon cogent grinds establishing to the satisfaction of the court that the forfeiture has taken place. Advantages and Disadvantages about Bail: Advantages for the Defendant: The advantages of bail for the defendant are quite easy to understand. a declaration of forfeiture. CR. It allows them the right to remain free until the end of the trial period. which if they are innocent means they haven’t 63 . Firstly. C it is for the court to determine whether the conditions of a bond have been broken and the bond is forfeited.
(Obviously if they are then found guilty they go to jail). And if guilty may cause financial ruin to loved ones who just wanted to help. and if they are guilty gives them that last few weeks. during the trial period the court sets a bail amount in relation to the crime.had to endure any unwarranted jail time. who 64 . jeopardizing the case. During the time of a trial it is extremely stressful and being imprisoned during it can make the experience ten times worse and make meetings with lawyers a lot harder. unneeded and unjust waste of money. In order to pay such a fee the defendant or often the defendant’s friends or family visit a bail bond agency. of which the defendant can pay in order to remain free as long as they attend all the court hearings. Disadvantages for the Defendant: That being said there are some major financial disadvantages for the defendant. It is often criticized but in the US. sometimes months with their friends and family before facing their punishment. which if innocent proves an unwanted.
65 . yet still keeps that original fee for their services. when all they may have been doing is trying to help. which isn’t free. Advantages for the State: Allowing a defendant to be released on bail. although maybe risky cuts the funding needed to detain them. is the fact that if the defendant skips bail the agency may repossess their home and other assets to cover the bail. other than profiting off somebody’s poor life decisions (or somebody totally innocent). Prisoners have to fed and looked after. The main problem with this. Ok the cost of one person isn’t a lot but with thousands of people brought in each week it can cut a considerable amount of expenses. If the arrangement was sorted out by a loved one then the debt could fall on to them.are more than happy to pay the bail for a 10% (sometimes more) non refundable fee? As long as the defendant attends all court related dates the agency gets the bond repaid. No mother wants to see their son a criminal.
Disadvantages for the State: The major disadvantage that the state might face when granting bail is that the defendant may never come back. going on the run or fleeing the country. Although they get paid the bail amount there may be a dangerous criminal on the loose. Many feel it would be safer to keep everyone detained. if the bail amount isn’t enough to scare the victim in to showing up in court then the state gets to keeps the amount which was paid by the defendants bail agency leaving the debt with them. 66 .Although a rather cynical view. In the long run this may also waste government spending trying to track down the individual.
The Internet has been a great source of information but it provides only the bail issue of some present significant cases. Though there has not been a good number of books in this regard.Chapter Nine 6. There has not been that much research or study on so far I know.1 Problems and Findings: The problem I faced to prepare this research paper has not been that much. 67 . The topic being a very important and sensitive one has been very interesting to work on. The whole issue is described and prescribed in The Code of Criminal Proceeding. Though there has been a criticism of bail that makes easier for an accused to escape the legal proceeding.
To prepare the paper I have discuss the issue with some lawyers and lecturers and professors to clarify the points on which I have to work on.There should be more careful and strict authority with sufficient laws to compel the accused to follow. 68 . I have collected all information which are necessary to prepare my research paper. After all these problems.
The surety is termed 'bail' because the person arrested 69 . 'Bail' is derived from the old French verb 'baillier' meaning to 'give or deliver'. In other words.Chapter-Ten Conclusion The foregoing discussions reveal that in Bangladesh perspective it bail is practiced as considerable issue. bail is the delivery of arrested person to his sureties upon their giving security for his appearance at a designated place and time. to the jurisdiction and judgment of the court. But it should be practiced on the basis of merit. Bail in English Common law is the freeing or setting at liberty a person arrested or imprisoned on security or on surety being taken for his appearance on certain day and a place named. The concept of bail emerges from the conflict •between the 'police power' and to restrict the liberty of a man who is alleged to have committed a crime and the presumption of innocence in his favour. In other countries until judgment is pronounced accursed are free from custody.
. The necessary corollary is that it is open to the sureties to seize the prisoner at any time and may discharge themselves by handing him over to the custody of law and the result would be that he (the prisoner) would be then imprisoned. 70 . The effect of granting bail is not to set the prisoner free from jail or custody. It is upon the bonds of those sureties that the person arrested or imprisoned is bailed.or imprisoned is placed in the custody of those (surety) who bind themselves or become bailer for his due appearance when required. Surety must be those persons who have authority to bail the arrested person to appear before the court on a certain date. set at liberty until die day appointed for his appearance. i. but to release him from the custody of law and to entrust liim to the custody of his sureties who are bound to produce him to appear in the court at a specified time and place.e.
Suggestion I have following suggestion to implement the Bail in Criminal Cases. Article 33 (3) (b) of the constitution deprived the detainee from the fundamental rights ensure by article 33 (2) which provides that every person who is arrested and detained in custody shall be produced before the magistrate within 24 hours and right to counsel under 71 .e. so the constitution must contain provision describing the certain specific period when the law shall be exercised i. Government should take initiative to stop arbitrary arrest and detention by repeal or amending all Bail in criminal cases. 4. only in time of grave emergency or war. 3. Since our constitution gives the authority of making preventive detention laws. An option of judicial review should be given to those who are arrested under such laws. 1. 2.
The opportunity to challenge the legality of their detention order before a court of justice should be provided towards all detenu who are detained under preventive detention laws. Which enable him to make a effective criminal cases. The detenu shall not be subjected to torture and other ill treatment in detention. Such a provision should be repealed because it is the clear violation of these rights. All allegations of oppressions should be quickly and immediately investigated.article 33 (1) of the constitution and these are fundamental human rights guaranteed by constitution itself. 8. 9. 7. They shall be granted immediate and regular access to lawyer. 72 . 6. 10. 5. their family and medical assistance. The orders and directions should be obeyed entirely. The detenu shall be informed immediately about the grounds of his detention with facts and particulars.
the criminal cases may add aforesaid provision in our constitution or in the laws criminal cases for which will be specifically mentioned that the preventive detention law can not be used by government except in times of emergency. Judicial detention is preferable to executive detention.immediately and strictly. 73 . Eventually. In order to ensure the proper functioning of democratic environment and to maintain the standard of criminal cases. the above recommendations should be ensured and practiced. war or external aggression. 11.
Md. “The Legal System of Bangladesh”. (1st edition. K. Zohurul. Bail and civil litigation” Kamrul Book House. 4. Md. “The Code of Criminal Procedure”. 3rd edition. 2nd edition. Siddique Book House. 2002). 1st edition. Dhaka-2005. “Criminal trial. Dhaka-2004 74 . Halim. Dhaka. Miah . Dhaka 2004 3.E. Houqe. “The law on bail”: New warsi Book Corporation.References Books 1. 2. Abdul. Siddiqur Rahman. Hassan. Nazim Book House.
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