The right to seek bail is considered a part of the fundamental right to life & personal liberty.


This explainer discusses how a person can apply for bail and the conditions for bail in India. It primarily deals with the law laid out in the Indian Penal Code, 1860 and the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973.


What does executing a bail bond mean?

Am I required to sign a bail bond only while trial is in progress?

What can I do if the court has rejected my bail application?

I cannot afford the bail money. Does it mean I will have to remain in jail?

I have been in jail for a long time and the trial is still going on. What are my options?

Can I be arrested after I have been released on bail?

When should I make an application for ‘anticipatory bail’?