Anil, what is the status of your case online? normally if a NBW/LOC is issued the status shows as below
|| A1 NBW is pending. Call on 10-10-2016
|Next Hearing Date
Summons pending for A1 - mean that summons are issued on your name
If you dont respond to summons, Prosecution will ask for NBW, Judge if satisfied with the argument will issue an NBW, even after NBW if you dont respond, the police will get LOC issued on your name.
Normally LOC is only valid for 1 year, there is a seperate department in Police to maintain the LOC status , after a LOC is expired, they get an updated LOC and communicate with the Immigration division so that the LOC is active. once everymonth police submit new LOC's or update the LOC's that are expired, ex: if your LOC is expiring on 1st july 2016 and if the police update your LOC on 20th July 2016, you will have that 18 days span where you can slipin without being caught.
Talk to your Lawyer he will let you know if a NBW was issued or not, NBW is the prerequisite for LOC.
1. Yes NBW and LOC can be issued even after the charge sheet is done, only because you are not attending the trial.
2. In case LOC issued, your Lawyers needs to approach the Judge and ask him to revoke it so that you can attend the trial. there is lot of convincing needed here because you have jumped the bail condition.
3. I dont know, as of i know it is not more than a week as per what i heard from my lawyer.
4. Jumping bail shouldnt effect your 498a case, there is a chance that your passport will be impounded by the court and you need to approach the court with a guarantor and deposit with the court(around 5 lack) if you want to leave the courtry.
How long were you out of country?
How many court dates did you miss?
Talk to your lawyer, he should know the status of the case
1.If no NBW is issued in your case land in India and fight the case.
2.If NBW is issued, fly to India surrender in the court, they will not arrest you at the airport. In scenarios 1 and 2 dont let anyone especially the cops, prosecutor or Judge know that you have jumped the bail condition.
3.Worst case scenario if a LOC is being issue, the moment you go through immigration you will be arrested and police stations where the 498a was filed will be alerted and you will have to face the Judge and his punishment which will include impound of your passport and few days in Jail.
I hope this help, Only after talking to immigration officer, cops and lawyers i am advicing you, i am just like you another 498a victim, trying to get my way through the system.