Applying for anticipatory bail without formal complaint or FIR lodged


Can an individual apply for anticipatory Bail even without a formal complaint or FIR lodged ? Can the individual seek bail fearing that a false 498A or DV case being filed ?

Answers (3)


61 votes

Yes you have to file a case in court stating that you are in a stage of fear that you will be behind the bars as your wife I planning to file a dvc case against you and you don't want to go behind the bars


Googling your legal issue online?

The internet is not a lawyer and neither are you.
Talk to a real lawyer about your legal issue.

117 votes

Yes. Cr.p.c. provides for filing an anticipatory bail even without FIR registered. But generally courts will not be lnclined to grant AB unless there are serious grounds which warrant interference of court.

Popular Criminal Lawyers


Advocate H Gouri Shankar
Dilsukhnagar, Hyderabad
23 years Experience
Advocate Rajesh Rai
Sector-19, Dwarka, Delhi
19 years Experience
Advocate Sunil Kumar Bakshi
Sector-16, Faridabad
32 years Experience
Advocate J. P. Rinwa
Swej Farm, Sodala, Jaipur
18 years Experience
296 votes

Yes you can apply for anticipatory bail if you have fear of being arrest under 498 A DVC case or if you are threatened by that person and you assume that arrest is likely to take place fearing that person, you can file petition for anticipatory bail.

Disclaimer: The above query and its response is NOT a legal opinion in any way whatsoever as this is based on the information shared by the person posting the query at LawRato.com and has been responded by one of the Criminal Lawyers at LawRato.com to address the specific facts and details. You may post your specific query based on your facts and details to get a response from one of the Lawyers at LawRato.com or contact a Lawyer of your choice to address your query in detail.

Related Questions


"LawRato.com has handpicked some of the best Legal Experts in the country to help you get practical Legal Advice & help."



Related Articles