Q. With reference to ‘Statutory bail’ consider the following statements:
1.Statutory bail is a part of fundamental right.
2.Once a statutory bail is guaranteed to the accused, he/she becomes ineligible for re-arrest.
Select the correct statements using the codes given below::

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: A

Explanation –

Statement 1 is correct. According to the Supreme Court, ‘Statutory bail’ is a Fundamental right and is a part of the Right to personal liberty under Article 21 of the Indian Constitution.

Statement 2 is incorrect. Statutory bail does not prohibit or otherwise prevent the arrest or re-arrest of the petitioner on cogent grounds.

Source: ForumIAS