What is cognizable offence?

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Cognizable offence means a police officer has the authority to make an arrest without a warrant. The police is also allowed to start an investigation with or without the permission of a court.

What is anticipatory bail?

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Anticipatory bail is a direction to release a person on bail, issued even before the person is arrested.

What is a bailable offence?

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In the case of bailable offences, it is binding upon the investigating officer to grant bail.