What is the meaning of the expression “person in custody”

Since the expression “custody” though used in various provisions of the Code, including Section 439, has not been defined in the Code, it has to be understood in the setting in which it is used and the provisions contained in Section 437 which relate to jurisdiction of the Magistrate to release an accused on bail under certain circumstances which can be characterised as “in custody” in a generic sense. The expression “custody” as used in Section 439, must be taken to be a compendious expression referring to the events on the happening of which the Magistrate can entertain a bail petition of an accused. Section 437 envisages, inter alia, that the Magistrate may release an accused on bail, if such accused appears before the Magistrate. There cannot be any doubt that such appearance before the Magistrate must be physical appearance and the consequential surrender to the jurisdiction of the Court of the Magistrate.… Read More What is the meaning of the expression “person in custody”

Under S. 167(2) of Cr.P.C accused person is entitled to be released on bail if investigation is not completed within sixty days.

The Provision is Mandatory. In Natabar Parida v. State of Orissa, AIR 1975 SC 1465, the Court explained the mandatory character of the requirement of the proviso to S. 167(2) that an accused person is entitled to be released on bail if the investigation is not completed within sixty days. The Court said: “But then… Read More Under S. 167(2) of Cr.P.C accused person is entitled to be released on bail if investigation is not completed within sixty days.

What are the factors and parameters to be considered while dealing with the anticipatory bail

The Supreme Court has cautioned in the case of Pokar Ram v. State of Rajasthan that since anticipatory bail intrudes the sphere of investigation of crime some very compelling circumstances have to be made out for granting anticipatory bail in serious offences. The Supreme Court has recommended the following factors and parameters to be considered while dealing with the anticipatory… Read More What are the factors and parameters to be considered while dealing with the anticipatory bail

CONSTITUTION OF SPECIAL COURT- COGNISANCE AND BAIL UNDER NDPS ACT 1985

36. Constitution of Special Courts— (1)The Government may, for the purpose of providing speedy trial of the offences under this Act, by notification in the Official Gazette, constitute as many Special Courts as may be necessary for such area or areas as may be specified in the notification. (2)A Special Court shall consist of a single Judge who shall… Read More CONSTITUTION OF SPECIAL COURT- COGNISANCE AND BAIL UNDER NDPS ACT 1985

Gurbaksh Singh Sibbia Versus The State of Punjab [ALL SC 1980 APRIL]

KEYWORDS:- anticipatory bail- AIR 1980 SC 1632 : (1980) 3 SCR 383 : (1980) 2 SCC 565 : (1980) CriLJ SC 1125 (SUPREME COURT OF INDIA) Gurbaksh Singh Sibbia Appellant Versus The State of Punjab Respondent AND Sarbajit Singh and another Appellant Versus The State of Punjab Respondent (Before : Y. V. Chandrachud, C.J.I., P. N.… Read More Gurbaksh Singh Sibbia Versus The State of Punjab [ALL SC 1980 APRIL]

An order for release on bail under proviso (a) to Section 167(2) may appropriately be termed as an order-on-default.

Cr.P.C. S.167(2) Proper Order:  Indeed, it is a release on bail on the default of the prosecution in filing charge-sheet within the prescribed period. The right to bail under Section 167(2) proviso (a) thereto is absolute. It is a legislative command and not court’s discretion. If the investigating agency fails to file charge-sheet before the… Read More An order for release on bail under proviso (a) to Section 167(2) may appropriately be termed as an order-on-default.

Sidhartha Vashisht alias Manu Sharma Versus State (NCT of Delhi)[ALL SC 2008 MAY]

KEYWORDS:-MURDER- CONVICTION-suspension of sentence pending appeal-BAIL DATE:-  12-05-2008. Initial presumption of innocence in favour of the accused, therefore, is no more available to the applicant. The mere fact that during the period of trial, the accused was on bail and there was no misuse of liberty, does not per se warrant suspension of execution of… Read More Sidhartha Vashisht alias Manu Sharma Versus State (NCT of Delhi)[ALL SC 2008 MAY]

Dataram Singh Vs. State of Uttar Pradesh & ANR[ SC 2018 February]

KEYWORDS:- Bail Granted- DATE:- February 6, 2018- If an accused is not hiding from the investigating officer or is hiding due to some genuine and expressed fear of being victimised, it would be a factor that a judge would need to consider in an appropriate case. It is also necessary for the judge to consider… Read More Dataram Singh Vs. State of Uttar Pradesh & ANR[ SC 2018 February]