PROCEDURE FOR ARREST
Police must tell the individual the reason for his/her arrest at the time of making the arrest
• A police officer must be in full uniform with nameplate when making an arrest
• If the accused person goes willingly with the police, then no restraint can be used
• The police must prepare an Arrest Memo at the time of arrest or as soon as they enter the police station with the accused
• The Arrest Memo must contain the name of the arrested person, the FIR number, the crime for which he/she is being arrested, the time, date and place of arrest
• The Arrest Memo must be signed by two independent witnesses
• If desired, the arrested person can demand that the police record his/her physical condition on arrival at the police station
• Family members have the right to accompany an arrested person to the police station
• Any arrest made must be recorded at the police station in a special register and the District Control Room must be informed about it
• An arrested person must be produced before a Magistrate within 24 hours of the arrest. This is compulsory and mandated by law
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