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Under the Code of Criminal Procedure, offences have been classified as 'bailable' and 'non-bailable' offences.

In the case of bailable offences, it is binding upon the investigating officer to grant bail. However, in case of a non-bailable offence the police do not grant bail. The decision is taken by a Judicial Magistrate/Judge only.

In the case of a bailable offence, if the accused produces proper surety after his arrest, and fulfills other conditions, it is binding upon the Investigating officer to release him.

In the case of a non-bailable offence, the Investigating Officer must produce the accused before the Judicial Magistrate/Judge concerned within 24 hours of the arrest. At that time, the accused has a right to apply for bail himself or through his representative/lawyer.

Similarly, if the accused has been subjected to any misbehavior by police after arrest, he has an opportunity to complain against the same before the Judicial Magistrate/Judge.

In Case of Complaint
At first, please meet Senior Inspector of the Police Station. If the problem persists, meet Sub Divisional Police Officer of your division or to Addition Superintendent of Police (ASP) of your District. Names, addresses and phone numbers of all these officers have been given on this site.