What is Power to seize offensive weapons? What is Examination of accused by medical practitioner at the request of police officer? What is Examination of arrested person by medical practitioner at the request of the arrested person? Section 52, 53 and 54 of Code of Criminal Procedure 1973.

Power to seize offensive weapons, Examination of accused by medical practitioner at the request of police officer, Examination of arrested person by medical practitioner at the request of the arrested person are defined under Section 52, 53 and 54 of CRPC 1973. Provisions under these sections are:

 

Section 52 of CRPC. "Power to seize offensive weapons"
The officer or other person making any arrest under this Code may take from the person arrested any offensive weapons which he has about his person, and shall deliver all weapons so taken to the Court or officer before which or whom the officer or person making the arrest is required by this Code to produce the person arrested

 

Section 53 of CRPC. "Examination of accused by medical practitioner at the request of police officer"
(2) Whenever the person of a female is to be examined under this section, the examination shall be made only by, or under the supervision of, a female registered medical practitioner.

Explanation.- In this section and in section 54, "registered medical practitioner" means a medical practitioner who possesses any recognized medical qualification as defined in clause (h) of section 2 of the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956,(102 of 1956) and whose name has been entered in a State Medical Register.

 

 

Section 54 of CRPC. "Examination of arrested person by medical practitioner at the request of the arrested person"
When a person who is arrested, whether on a charge or otherwise, alleges, at the time when he is produced before a Magistrate or at any time during the period of his detention in custody that the examination of his body will afford evidence which will disprove the commission by him of any offence or which will establish the commission by any other person of any offence against his body, the Magistrate shall, if requested by the arrested person so to do direct the examination of the body of such person by a registered medical practitioner unless the Magistrate considers that the request is made for the purpose of vexation or delay or for defeating the ends of justice.

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