When a person is granted bail in apprehension of arrest, this is called anticipatory bail. This is an extra ordinary measure and an exception to the general rule of bail. When any person has reason to believe that he may be arrested on an accusation of having committed a non bailable offence, he may apply to the High Court Division for granting anticiapatory bail. Though there is no section or provision in the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1898 which specically authorizes the court to grant an anticipatory bail, the application for anticipatory bail is made under section 498 of  the said Code. This is because of the wording in the section, “in any case”. Thus the power given in this section is very wide and the High Court Division exercise this power normally.


Law for Nations has represented a lot of anticipatory bail petition successfully.