Lawzonline.com   Sign-in | Register
 
Home | Discussion Forum | Communities | Professional Search | Law Dictionary | Bare Acts | Law Schools | State Bare Acts | Free Judgement Search | Law quotes
Articles  |    Humor    |    Law Digest
 
Bare acts search
Bare acts > Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 > Section 41
 
 
   

41. When police may arrest without warrant .- (1) Any police officer may without an order from a Magistrate and without a warrant, arrest any person—
*[(a) who commits, in the presence of a police officer, a cognizable offence;


(b) against whom a reasonable complaint has been made, or credible information has been received, or a reasonable suspicion exists that he has committed a cognizable offence punishable with imprisonment for a term which may be less than seven years or which may extend to seven years whether with or without fine, if the following conditions are satisfied, namely:-

(i) the police officer has reason to believe on the basis of such complaint, information, or suspicion that such person has committed the said offence;

(ii) the police officer is satisfied that such arrest is necessary- (a) to prevent such person from committing any further offence; or (b) for proper investigation of the offence; or (c) to prevent such person from causing the evidence of the offence to disappear or tampering with such evidence in any manner; or (d) to prevent such person from making any inducement, threat or promise to any person acquainted with the facts of the case so as to dissuade him from disclosing such facts to the Court or to the police officer; or (e) as unless such person is arrested, his presence in the Court whenever required cannot be ensured, and the police officer shall record while making such arrest, his reasons in writing.

**[Provided that a police officer shall, in all cases where the arrest of a person is not Required under the provisions of this sub-section, record the reasons in writing for not making the arrest.]


(ba) against whom credible information has been received that he has committed a cognizable offence punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to more than seven years whether with or without fine or with death sentence and the police officer has reason to believe on the basis of that information that such person has committed the said offence;"’

*[sub-clauses (a) and (b) substituted by Code of Criminal Procedure Amendment act, 2008]

**[Proviso to sub-clause (b) inserted by Code of Criminal Procedure Amendment Act, 2010]

*[(2) Subject to the provisions of section 42, no person concerned in a non-cognizable offence or against whom a complaint has been made or credible information has been received or reasonable suspicion exists of his having so concerned, shall be arrested except under a warrant or order of a Magistrate." }

*[sub-clause (2) substituted by Code of Criminal Procedure Amendment act, 2008]

 

 
 

 

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z
 

 

Quick Links          
           
Family Laws Insurance Laws Environmental law Tax Law FDI  
Company Law Telecommunication Law Labour Laws Central sections RBI  
Business & Commercial Laws Consumer laws Corporate laws Criminal laws SEBI  
Intellectual Property law Media & Press laws Pharma & Medical laws Property law FEMA  
Debt Recovery Laws Amendments Professional law Banking Laws Legal Links  
           
           
Partner Site


Adbeed.com India No 1 Business Directory and Classified Portal
Mybeed.com Your Online Library

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Lawzonline search:

 
 
   
   

Privacy PolicyDisclaimer | Link partners

Copyright @2010