My friend was arrested in a case in 2006 with few other people under OSA. He was in judicial custody for 90 days but got bail as nothing could be found against him. His dad gave surety of 1 lac as bank fixed deposit. After getting bail in 2006 he wasn't called for any hearing till date & his name doesn't appear in charge sheet or any other order copy.
I have below questions:
1: What should be the next step to know whether the case has been closed against him?
2: If not closed how to appeal in court to get him out of this case?
3: If case is closed against him how to withdraw the surety bond submitted at the time of bail in court?
4: Does he need a lawyer to submit an application for taking the surety back and what could be the expenses?
5: Can he file a defamation case as he lost his job & reputation as his career in a MNC finished due to this?
6: If yes where he should file the defamation case as he was working in Pune when he got arrested & the case was filed in Delhi?
7: How much amount can he claim for the damages in 2006 he was working for a reputed BPO & his package that time was 150000?