15 June 2019
Uttar Pradesh Government reinserts provision for Anticipatory Bail which was removed during Emergency
Section 438 Criminal Procedure Code which provides for anticipatory bail was omitted during Emergency in its application to Uttar Pradesh by Section 9 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (Uttar Pradesh Amendment) Act, 1976 (UP Act No. 16 of 1976). It has been reinserted with effect from 6th June, 2019 following recurrent demands for its reinsertion by way of writ petitions, recommendations of the State Law Commission and orders of various courts and the Supreme Court asking the government to consider bringing it back into effect.