A cognizable offence is a crime for which a police officer can arrest the perpetrator without a warrant. 2
Non-bailable offence is a crime for which bail is not a right and the discretion lies with the court to either grant it or not. To learn more about bail in non-bailable offences, you can read our explainer on Bail for Non-Bailable Offences.1
- Sections 326A and 326B, Indian Penal Code, 1860.
- Section 2(c), Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973.