Informing Friends and Family

Last updated on Apr 8, 2022

When you are being arrested, before taking you away, you can choose a person (friend or family member) whom the police must inform about your arrest. If the arrested person’s friends or family live in a different district or town, the police must notify them of :

  • the time of arrest
  • place of arrest
  • where the arrested person is being held

The police can notify the relative or friend through the Legal Aid Organisation in the district and the police station of that area within a period of 8 to 12 hours after the arrest.

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