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March 11 2022
5 things you didn’t know about Default Bail
In a recent judgement, the Supreme Court discussed the right of an accused person to get default bail. The Court said that the accused’s lawyer and the Magistrate should inform the accused of his/her right to get default bail, especially when the accused is from an underprivileged section of society and will probably not have […]
March 04 2022
Can you get bail for drug-related offences?
The Delhi High Court has said that drug abuse is on the rise in the country, resulting in adverse economic and social consequences. The Court stated that the aim of restricting drug menace should be kept in mind while considering whether to grant bail for drug-related offences. Which law regulates bail for drug-related crimes? […]
February 25 2022
Can you get bail if the investigating authority does not finish its investigation on time?
The Supreme Court has asked the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to respond to activist Gautam Navlakha’s default bail application. Navlakha was arrested as an accused in the Elgaar Parishad-Bhima Koregaon case under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967. What is default bail? Default bail is the bail an accused is entitled to apply for […]
February 24 2022
Did you know that if your fundamental rights are violated, you can get bail for UAPA Cases
The Supreme Court has held that violation of the fundamental right to speedy trial is a ground for the constitutional court to grant bail in UAPA (Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967) cases. What is an ‘unlawful activity’? The UAPA aims to effectively prevent certain unlawful activities of individuals and associations, and also deals […]
March 11 2022
5 things you didn’t know about getting bail for drug-related crimes
The Bombay High Court has granted bail to Rhea Chakraborty, who was arrested on the 8th of September for drug-related crimes. In its order, the Court stated that the actress is not part of a chain of drug dealers, and has not forwarded drugs to other people in order to get monetary or other benefits. […]
March 04 2022
Did you know: You cannot apply for default bail after the police have filed the charge-sheet
The Karnataka High Court has clarified that an accused cannot apply for default bail after the police have filed the charge-sheet, even if the police subsequently file a supplementary charge-sheet for additional evidence. What is default bail? Default bail is the bail an accused is entitled to apply for if the authority prosecuting them […]
March 05 2022
How does a Court decide whether to grant anticipatory bail?
The Supreme Court of India recently stated that the nature and gravity of an offence has to be considered while granting anticipatory bail. What is anticipatory bail? Anticipatory bail is a court order to release someone on bail, issued even before the person is arrested. When someone anticipates that they may be arrested for […]