What is Commencement of period for which security is
required? What is Contents of bond? What is Power to reject
sureties? Section 119, 120 and 121 of Code of Criminal
Commencement of period for which security is required
Contents of bond Power to reject sureties are defined under
Section 119, 120 and 121 of CRPC 1973. Provisions under this
Section 119 of CRPC ". Commencement of period for
which security is required"
(1) If any person, in respect of whom an order requiring
security is made under section 106 or section 117, is, at
the time such order is made, sentenced to, or undergoing a
sentence of, imprisonment, the period for which such
security is required shall commence on the expiration of
(2) In other cases such period shall commence on the date of
such order unless the Magistrate, for sufficient reason,
fixes a later date.
Section 120 of CRPC "Contents of Bond"
The bond to be executed by any such person shall bind
him to keep the peace or to be of good behaviour, as the
case may be, and in the latter case the commission or
attempt to commit, or the abetment of, any offence
punishable with imprisonment, wherever it may be committed,
is a breach of the bond.
Section 121 of CRPC "Power to reject sureties"
(1) A Magistrate may refuse to accept any surety offered, or may
reject any surety previously accepted by him or his predecessor
under this Chapter on the ground that such surety is an unfit
person for the purposes of the bond:
Provided that, before so refusing to accept or rejecting any
such surety, he shall either himself hold an inquiry on oath
into the fitness of the surety, or cause such inquiry to be held
and a report to be made thereon by a Magistrate subordinate to
(2) Such Magistrate shall, before holding the inquiry, give
reasonable notice to the surety and to the person by whom the
surety was offered and shall, in making the inquiry, record the
substance of the evidence adduced before him.
(3) If the Magistrate is satisfied, after considering the
evidence so adduced either before him or before a Magistrate
deputed under sub-section (1), and the report of such Magistrate
(if any), that the surety is an unfit person for the purposes of
the bond, he shall make an order refusing to accept or
rejecting, as the case may be, such surety and recording his
reasons for so doing:
Provided that, before making an order rejecting any surety who
has previously been accepted, the Magistrate shall issue his
summons or warrant, as he thinks fit, and cause the person for
whom the surety is bound to appear or to be brought before him.