You have a right to bail. This right can be directly exercised in the case of bailable offences. For non-bailable offences, this right is dependent on the discretion of the court.
The rationale for granting bail is that, if there is no substantial risk of the accused fleeing, then there should be no reason why he should be imprisoned. Granting bail usually comes at an early stage of the investigation.
The Court takes into account your gender, health and age while granting you bail. The Court may grant you bail more easily if you fall in the category of the following sets of persons:
- Children below the age of sixteen
- Sick and Infirm people