30 January, 2020
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Syllabus subtopic: Indian Constitution—Historical Underpinnings, Evolution, Features, Amendments, Significant Provisions and Basic Structure.
Prelims and Mains focus: about the SC judgement on anticipatory bail and its significance; about types of bail
News: The protection of anticipatory or pre-arrest bail cannot be limited to any time frame or “fixed period” as denial of bail amounts to deprivation of the fundamental right to personal liberty in a free and democratic country, a Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday.
Context: The questions referred to the Constitution Bench were two-fold:
What is Section 438?
Section 438 (anticipatory bail) of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) protects people from the ignominy of detention in jail for days on end and disgrace to their reputation.
What did the SC say in its judgement?
What is bail?
Types of Bail
Source: The Hindu
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