I have gone to purchase grocery item in the shop in lockdown period. Police catch me when returning from the shop. They arrest me and lodge FIR against me under section IPC 188. In the police station, police called a lawyer and give me bail on that lawyer's responsibility after 30 minutes. Police have asked me to sign many documents but they did not give me any documents or FIR copy. Lawyer (police knows him in the police station) asked me to come to court after lockdown and take the confirmation of bail. I have all the bills and payment details for the grocery.
I have seen that IPC 188 includes a jail term can be extended to six months. So, will the court put me in jail?
Don't worry. Govt. may withdraw all such petty cases once there is an improvement in position. But, ensure that you are out only during prescribed hours and there is CCTV footage either at Grocery shop, or at the place where you have been apprehended or at police station showing the correct time of your apprehension.
While in the Police Station, you must have given your address to the Police, which gets recorded in the FIR against you. So, the summons shall be served (if at all they are served) to that address. Therefore, just wait and see till the Summons are served by Post or by Court/Police Authorities. I am also of the view Government may not pursue all these petty cases and waste their and Court's time. These are all the cases filed just to inculcate fear among people.