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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 sections are:


Section 73 of CRPC. "Warrant may be directed to any person"

(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

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