Law of Bail in its second edition expands upon the analysis of the relevant provisions of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 governing bail. The authors discuss the historical evolution of law of bail in India, its origins and its jurisprudential development. The concept and provisions relating to post-conviction bail have been examined in detail in this edition. While examining the special statutes including The Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967; The Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002; Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985; Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012; and Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015; and The Copyright Act, 1957 and The Trade Marks Act, 1999; the authors have delved upon the need for such specific provisions relating to bail therein and the grounds for deviating from the principle of ‘bail not jail’.
The concluding chapter in the book summarizes the complete width of the canvas of law of bail and takes a multi-disciplinary view of the subject to expound on the shortcomings in the legal framework and possible solutions for it. The book will be of immense value to practitioners, judges, police officers, enforcement officers, policy makers, academicians and researchers.