Nature of grievance

When the Police fails to file the Chargesheet within the stipulated time as prescribed under section 167(2), the accused has a statutory right to be released on Bail. Where the investigation relates to an offence punishable with death, imprisonment for life or imprisonment for a term of not less than ten years, the prescribed period to file the chargesheet u/s 167(2) is 90 days; and where the investigation relates to any other offence, the prescribed period u/s 167(2) is 60 days