Bailable and Non-Bailable Offences
Under the Code of Criminal
Procedure, offences have been
classified as ‘bailable’ and
In the case of bailable
offences, it is binding upon the
investigating officer to grant bail.
However, in case of a non-bailable
offence the police do not grant
bail. The decision is taken by a
Judicial Magistrate/Judge only.
In the case of a bailable offence,
if the accused produces proper
surety after his arrest, and
fulfills other conditions, it is
binding upon the Investigating
officer to release him.
In the case of a non-bailable
offence, the Investigating Officer
must produce the accused before the
Judicial Magistrate/Judge concerned
within 24 hours of the arrest. At
that time, the accused has a right
to apply for bail himself or through
Similarly, if the accused has been
subjected to any misbehavior by
police after arrest, he has an
opportunity to complain against the
same before the Judicial
In Case of Complaint
At first, please meet Senior
Inspector of the Police Station. If the problem persists,
meet Sub Divisional Police Officer of your division or to
Addition Superintendent of Police (ASP) of your District.
Names, addresses and phone numbers of all these officers
have been given on this site.
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