Suspension of sentence pending appeals–Release of appellant on bail:

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(1)
Pending any appeal by a convicted person, the Appellate Court may, for reasons to be
recorded by It in writing, order, that the execution of the sentence or order appealed
against be suspended and, also, if he is in confinement, that he be released on bail or on
his own bond.
(1-A) [Omitted by Ordinance, LIV of 2001.]
(2) The power, conferred by this section on an Appellate Court may be exercised also by
the High Court in the case of any appeal by ,a convicted person to a Court subordinate
theret(2-A) Subject to the provisions of Section 382-A when any person other, than a person accused of a non-bailable offence is sentenced to imprisonment by a Court, and an appeal lies from that sentence, the Court may, if the convicted person satisfies the Court that he intends to present an appeal order that be released J3n bail, for a period sufficient in the Opinion of the Court to enable him to present the appeal and obtain the orders of the Appellate Court under sub-section (1) and the sentence of imprisonment shall, so long as he is so released on bail, be deemed to be suspended. (2-B) Where a High Court is satisfied that a convicted person has been granted special leave to appeal to the Supreme Court against any sentence which it has imposed or maintained, it may, ,if it so thinks fit order that pending the appeal the sentence or order appealed against be suspended and, also, if the said parson is in confinement, that he be released on bail. (3) When the appellant is ultimately sentenced to imprisonment, or imprisonment for life the time during which he is so released shall be excluded in computing the term for which he is so sentenced.

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