How to prosecute under section 498-A and how to prevent section 498-A?

Section 498-A was introduced in the year 1983 because of increasing the number of dowry deaths. It was observed by the joint committee of the houses that there were innumerable cases involving cruelty by husband and his relatives...

Anticipatory Bail

Anticipatory bail is an order directing that any person who has been accused of an offense under Indian criminal laws shall be released on bail in case he is arrested. This order is past in favor of an accused after considering several factors…

Criminal Appeal

Whenever decisions of one court are reviewed by another, a percentage of them are reversed. That reflects a difference in outlook normally found between personnel comprising different courts. However, reversal by a higher court is not proof…

Criminal Revision

Criminal revision provided under section 397 to 405 of CrPC is different from Criminal appeal. A revision is provided when there is no provision of appeal against the impugned order under the Criminal Procedure Code. Power of revision is very…

Direction under section 482 of CrPC

Punjab and Haryana High Court can issue directions under section 482 of Criminal Procedure Code to public authorities including police and Central bureau of investigation to direct or prohibit them to do something. Section 482 of the Criminal…

Illegal Custody and habeas corpus

Every person must be able to secure his liberty through remedies made available by law. In a world where police have extreme powers to detain a person and where these powers can be misused by the police, habeas corpus is an effective remedy…

Protection of life and liberty

Section 482 of the Criminal Procedure Code is also used to file petition for protection of life and liberty by individuals. In most of these cases, the petitioners have an apprehension that their life and liberty is in danger and if the police…

Regular Bail

Regular bail is granted to an accused that is already in custody. Power to grant regular bail is concurrent with High Court as well as Court of Session. Grant of bail is always a matter of discretion. A person does not have right to get bail.…

Suspension of sentence

Suspension of sentence (or suspension of conviction) is different from regular bail or anticipatory bail. Anticipatory bail is filed when a person apprehends his arrest. It is filed when a person has not been arrested. Once person has been arrested,…