01 July 2019
Allahabad High Court notifies procedure to be followed while filing anticipatory bail applications
Section 483 of the Criminal Procedure Code which had been omitted by the U.P. Government during Emergency, was reinserted only on the 6th June, 2019. According to the Notification, an anticipatory bail application must bear Court fee of Rs.5/- and it must be supported by an affidavit of the person apprehending arrest. Furthermore, The Second paragraph of the affidavit filed in support of the application must contain the reason to believe that deponent apprehending arrest on accusation of a non - bailable offence with particulars i.e. Case Crime Number, Police Station, and Section(s) under which arrest is apprehended, if the same is known by him. The third paragraph of the same must contain that apprehended accusation does not fall under the offences provided under sub section (6) of the section 438 CrPC. The fourth paragraph must contain that the deponent has not filed any previous application under section 438 CrPC before this Hon'ble Court either at Allahabad or Lucknow or before any other High Court in India, pertaining to the same subject matter. Lastly, the fifth paragraph must contain information as to whether any application under section 438 CrPC has been moved before the Court of Sessions having Jurisdiction and the status/result of that application and must be substantiated with relevant documents.