Whom warrant may be directed? Can warrant may be directed to
any person? What is notification of substance of Warrant?
Section 73, 74 and 75 of Code of Criminal Procedure 1973
Warrant may be directed to any person, Warrant directed to
police officer, Notification of substance of warrant are defined
under Section 73, 74 and 75 of CRPC 1973. Provisions under these
Section 73 of CRPC. "Warrant may be directed to any
(1) The Chief Judicial Magistrate or a Magistrate of the
first class may direct a warrant to any person within his local
jurisdiction for the arrest of any escaped convict, proclaimed
offender or of any person who is accused of a non-bailable
offence and is evading arrest.
(2) Such person shall acknowledge in writing the receipt of
the warrant, and shall execute it if the person for whose arrest
it was issued, is in, or enters on, any land or other property
under his charge.
(3) When the person against whom such warrant is issued is
arrested, he shall be made over with the warrant to the nearest
police officer, who shall cause him to be taken before a
Magistrate having jurisdiction in the case, unless security is
taken under section 71
Section 74 of CRPC. "Warrant directed to police officer"
A warrant directed to any police officer may also be executed
by any other police officer whose name is endorsed upon the
warrant by the officer to whom it is directed or endorsed.
Section 75 of CRPC. "Notification of substance of warrant"
The police officer or other person executing a warrant of
arrest shall notify the substance thereof to the person to be
arrested, and, if so required, shall show him the warrant