A Police Officer can arrest a person without warrant in the following circumstances:-
1. When the person has been concerned in any congnizable offence, or when a reasonable complaint or a credible information has been received by the Police Officer about the commission of a non-cognizable offence by that person or when the police officer has the reasonable suspicion about the offence committed by the person.
2. When a person commits the offence of house breaking.
3. When a person is proclaimed as an offender by the competent authority.
4. When a person is suspected to be in possession of stolen property and is suspected of having committed an offence concerning the property in his possession.
5. When one obstructs a police officer while he executes his duty or when one has escaped or attempts to escape from lawful custody.
6. When there is a reasonable suspicion of being a desert from any armed forces of the Union.
7. When a person has committed any act out of India and it is punishable in India and that he is liable to be extradited or detained in custody in India.
8. When a released convict commits a breach of any rule that he has to abide under the law.
For any query:-
Thank you very much for giving information on “Arrest without Warrant”. I think you forgot to mention the specific sections….I mean, under IPC section or CPC….? Because a small drawback in our Indian legal system is “As you said any person can be arrested by showing the above reasons, at the same time the same persons can be set free by arguing “My client was not there at the time of offence”. Just, it means “where there is will, there is a way”. I mean what I want to ask you is …. Some sections will be there. Plz post them, if possible. I am preparing for Civils exams.
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