What is Procedure when police officer deputes subordinate to arrest without warrant? What is Person arrested to be taken before Magistrate or officer in charge of police station? Person arrested not to be detained more than twenty-four hours? Section 55, 56 and 57 of Code of Criminal Procedure 1973.

Procedure when police officer deputes subordinate to arrest without warrant, Person arrested to be taken before Magistrate or officer in charge of police station, Person arrested not to be detained more than twenty-four hours are defined under Section 55, 56 and 57 of CRPC 1973. Provisions under these sections are:

 

Section 55 of CRPC. "Procedure when police officer deputes subordinate to arrest without warrant"
(1) When any officer in charge of a police station or any police officer making an investigation under Chapter XII requires any officer subordinate to him to arrest without a warrant (otherwise than in his presence) any person who may lawfully be arrested without a warrant, he shall deliver to the officer required to make the arrest an order in writing, specifying the person to be arrested and the offence or other cause for which the arrest is to be made and the officer so required shall, before making the arrest, notify to the person to be arrested the substance of the order and, if so required by such person, shall show him the order.

 

 

(2) Nothing in sub-section (1) shall affect the power of a police officer to arrest a person under section 41



Section 56 of CRPC. "Person arrested to be taken before Magistrate or officer in charge of police station"
A police officer making an arrest without warrant shall, without unnecessary delay and subject to the provisions herein contained as to bail, take or send the person arrested before a Magistrate having jurisdiction in the case, or before the officer in charge of a police station.
Section 57 of CRPC. "Person arrested not to be detained more than twenty-four hours"
No police officer shall detail in custody a person arrested without warrant for a longer period than under all the circumstances of the case is reasonable, and such period shall not, in the absence of a special order of a Magistrate under section 167, exceed twenty-four hours exclusive of the time necessary for the journey from the place of arrest to the Magistrate's Court.

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