Criminal Protective Bail
A bail means the security, which court requires for release, of some accused. It is, in fact, transfer of accused from judicial custody to sureties with this condition that sureties will remain bound for future appearance of the accused in court whenever required. A bail is granted under section 496, 497 and 498 of Criminal Procedure Code, 1898.
There are three kinds of bail:
- Bail before offence under Section 496 of the Criminal Procedure Code, 1898
- Bail after Arrest under Section 497 of the Criminal Procedure Code, 1898
- The protective bail is granted under section 498 of the Criminal Procedure Code, 1898
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