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What is Police to report apprehensions? What is Discharge of person apprehended? What is Power, on escape, to pursue and retake? Section 58, 59 and 60 of Code of Criminal Procedure 1973.

Police to report apprehensions, Discharge of person apprehended, Power, on escape, to pursue and retake are defined under Section 58, 59 and 60 of CRPC 1973. Provisions under these sections are:


Section 58 of CRPC. "Police to report apprehensions"

Officers in charge of police stations shall report to the District Magistrate, or, if he so directs, to the Sub-divisional Magistrate, the cases of all persons arrested without warrant, within the limits of their respective stations, whether such persons have been admitted to bail or otherwise.

Section 59 of CRPC. "Discharge of person apprehended"

No person who has been arrested by a police officer shall be discharged except on his own bond, or on bail, or under the special order of a Magistrate.



Section 60 of CRPC. "Power, on escape, to pursue and retake"

(1) If a person in lawful custody escapes or is rescued, the person from whose custody he escaped or was rescued may immediately pursue and arrest him in any place in India.

(2) The provisions of section 47 shall apply to arrests under sub-section (1) although the person making any such arrest is not acting under a warrant and is not a police officer having authority to arrest.


Section 60A Arrest to be made strictly according to the Code1

No arrest shall be made except in accordance with the provisions of this Code or any other law for the time being in force providing for arrest.


1. Ins. by s.10, ibid. (w.e.f. 31-12-2009).

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