Time Petition

When an Accused is on bail and where an date was fixed by the court for presence of that Accused but he failed to attend the court that day due to any unavoidable circumstances he must pray for more time explaining his present situation with reason. This application is known as Time Petition 

Here is an Example of Time Petition 





Mr. __________
Son of Mr. __________
Village: __________, P.S.: __________, District: __________

Accused – Petitioner
(On Bail)


The state

— Opposite Party


An application for time on behalf of the Accused-Petitioner

The humble petition on behalf of the Accused-Petitioner named above most respectfully


  1. That today the instant case is fixed for charge hearing and also for appearance of the Accused-Petitioner.

  2. That the Accused-Petitioner is seriously ill, due to Dengue Fever since ____ and presently he is now under medical treatment by the supervision of a Doctor named Dr. _______,

Doctor’s certificate dated _____ is attached herewith this application by way of firishty.

  1. That it is respectfully stated that after obtaining bail the Accused-Petitioner did not breach any condition of bail and till today he was always appeared before this learned Court on the relevant dates.

  2. That it is respectfully submitted that because of serious illness of the Accused-Petitioner, the Accused-Petitioner has failed to appear before this learned Court on this day and, as such, this application for time is preferred on behalf of him.

  3. That in the circumstances, the learned Court ought to be allowed this application for time for the ends of justice.

WHEREFORE, it is most humbly prayed that, Your Honor would graciously be pleased to kind enough to allow the application for time for the ends of justice.


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Drafted by:
Rayhanul Islam


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