Report No. 78
7. Obligation to appear and surrender-violation to be an offence
(22) A provision should be inserted in the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 to the effect that a person released on bail shall be bound to appear and to surrender to custody.1
(23) There should be inserted in the Indian Penal Code a Provision2 creating a new offence punishing violation of the obligation so undertaken with imprisonment upto 2 years or fine or both.
(24) The new offence to be created as above should be-
(c) triable by any Magistrate.
The Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973, First Schedule, Part I, should be appropriately amended for the purpose.3
1. Para. 7.1.
2. Para. 7.2.
3. Para. 7.3.