Practice Notes For Young Lawyers- What Is A Robkar?

Do You Know-What Is A Robkar?

There are many legal procedures and terms used in our courts which most of the lawyers have not read in any books in law colleges. This information ‘reveals’ itself during practice in the courts. This series helps young lawyers speed-up their learning curve. Watch out for this space.

What Is A Robkar?

A Robkar/روبکار is an Urdu word which actually means an ‘Order of court’.

You must be aware that the court is empowered to issue Non-Bailable Warrants (NBW) against an accuses/witness to ensure his presence in the court.

Once an NBW is issued against your client- it is up to you as his lawyer to file for Cancellation of NBW in the court with an undertaking to be present in the court in the future proceedings.

This is where A Robkar comes into the picture.

Robkar is basically is a letter/certificate in which the court declares that NBW has been cancelled,

It is useful for accused to show if the police comes for executing the warrant and arresting him.


Similarly, in a post-arrest bail, there are procedural formalities, to release the arrested person who has been granted bail. According to the procedure, an accused can only be released following the issuance of a Robkar a court letter by the trial court which says that the person may be released.


That’s it.

Hope it’s clear.

Next time someone mentions the word- Robkar, Don’t go scuttling for your textbooks. You will not find it there!!!

Please share with your friends and other lawyers. You never know who could be benefitted by this information.
Adv.Sidharth Arora


Adv.Sidharth Arora 
Supreme Court of India 
+91-9599200768 +91-9560601768 
A-1/121 Janakpuri, New Delhi. 

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