BAILABLE OFFENCES

Bailable offences are those offences or crimes that are not very serious in nature. In such cases bail is a right and the arrested person must be released after depositing the bail with the police. The police have the power to grant bail in these types of cases.

The ‘bail’ amount or assurance is collateral that insures that the suspect will make him/herself available to the police during the investigation and will appear at the trial.

It is the right of an accused person to be released on bail (in the case of bailable offences) as soon as all the requirements of the set bail has been met. Police cannot refuse to release a person from custody if he/she fulfils all the necessities.

Once bail is granted to a person, it does not mean that they are free. The individual is still a suspect and must appear at court for the trial that will determine whether the accused is guilty or innocent.

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