A total of 44,24,852 persons were arrested under 42,54,356 cases of IPC crimes in 2020.

Duties of Police During Arrest

Last updated on Jul 12, 2022

Inform

Within 12 hours of the arrest, the police officer has to inform the police control room of 

  • your arrest
  • the place where you are being detained.

Investigate

The police will conduct an investigation and maintain a case diary during the investigation. The case diary is a daily diary kept by an officer detailing all that happens in an investigation. He will need to provide a copy of the entries in the case diary to the Magistrate. 

Chargesheet

Based on the investigation the police will then file a charge sheet. The charge sheet should be filed within 90 days if the accused person is in the custody of the police. 

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