Bill to amend CrPC on powers of police to arrest criminals
New Delhi: A bill seeking to amend criminal
laws relating to powers of the police to make an arrest
without a warrant was introduced in the Lok Sabha on Monday.
The Code of Criminal Procedure (Amendment) Bill,
introduced by Home Minister P Chidambaram, will be applicable
to cognizable offences for which the maximum punishment is up
to seven years.
It will make it mandatory on the part of the police to
record reasons for not arresting an accused in cases where
such action was not required.
The amendment followed a suggestion of the Law Commission
to make it compulsory for the police to issue a notice in such
cases where arrest was not required to be made.
The Law Commission had also recommended that if a person,
to whom notice under the law had been issued, was not
identifying himself or herself, then it could be a ground for
the police to arrest that person.
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