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SECTION 229A IPC - Indian Penal Code - Failure by person released on bail or bond to appear in Court


Last Updated: 01 Jul, 2024
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty


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  1. IPC 229A in Simple Words
  2. IPC Section 229A related FAQs
Whoever, having been charged with an offence and released on bail or on bond without sureties, fails without sufficient cause (the burden of proving which shall lie upon him), to appear in Court in accordance with the terms of the bail or bond, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to one year, or with fine, or with both.



IPC 229A in Simple Words

Section 229A of the Indian Penal Code states that if a person who has been charged with an offence and released on bail or bond fails to appear in court as per the terms of the bail or bond without sufficient cause, they may be punished with imprisonment of up to one year, or with a fine, or both.


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Offence : Failure by person released on bail or bond to appear in Court


Punishment : 1 Year or Fine or Both


Cognizance : Cognizable


Bail : Non-Bailable


Triable : Any Magistrate



If a person who has been charged with committing an offense and released on bail, or on a bond without sureties fails to appear at court according to the terms of that bail, or bond (the burden is on him to prove this), he will be sentenced for imprisonment.





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