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What are my rights when dealing with police in India?

By: Mark GlimmUpdated: March 24, 2021


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RIGHT TO KNOW THE GROUNDS OF ARREST: Section 50(1) CrPC provides, “every police officer or other person arresting any person without a warrant shall forthwith communicate to him full particulars of the offence for which he is arrested or other grounds for such arrest.” Apart from the provisions of CrPC, Article 22(1)

So, what is the punishment for assaulting a police officer in India?

The magistrate will then be lenient and award you 3 months of simple imprisonment in jail and Rs. 10,000.00 in fine, or an extended term of 3 more months in jail if you fail to pay Rs. 10,000.00 monetary fine imposed. Now you are a convicted criminal.

Also, what was the main objective of the police reforms under the Indian Police Act?

Main objectives of police reforms were: To safeguard judicial system. To inculcate honesty among the police personnel. To make efforts to implement judicial reforms.

What is police reforms in India?

Police Reforms : India. Article 246 of the Constitution of India designates the police as a state subject, which means that state governments frame the Police Acts, rules, and regulations that govern each police force.

What are the 7 human rights in India?

They are Right to Equality, Right to Freedom, Right against Exploitation, Right to Freedom of Religion, Cultural and Educational Rights, and Right to Constitutional Remedies.


What are illegal in India?

9 Things That Are Illegal In India But Nobody Cares
  1. Child Labor. Image source.
  2. Red Light Areas. Image source.
  3. Piracy. Image source.
  4. Girl Child Abortion and Sex Determination. Image source.
  5. Selling counterfeit goods. Image source.
  6. Selling backyard brewed alcohol. Image source.
  7. Begging rackets all over the country. Image source.
  8. Adulteration in food. Image source.

Can I record police in India?

You have the right to videotape and audiotape police officers performing official duties in public. It is not a violation of law. so That means you can record an officer during a traffic stop, during an interrogation, or while he or she is making an arrest.

Can you hit a police officer in self defense in India?

In technical terms you may have have right of self defense even against Police. Even in USA - if a Cop beats you up, it is a civil issue but if you beat up a cop it is a criminal assault against a law enforcement officer. In India - even a civil suit is worthless.

Can a police officer physically touch you?

While the vast majority of arrests are done without significant resistance from the arrestee, resistance will lead to an increase in the amount and type of force used by the officer. If an officer orders you to stop and you don't, the officer can touch you to make you stop.

Where can I complain against police in India?

Any victim of police abuse : Can register a First Information Report(FIR) against the errant officer at any police station; If his complaint is not accepted (which is most often ) he can send complaint to the District Superintendent of police who will then look into the matter and order the registration of the FIR .

Can a police officer harass you?

The courts have specifically issued guidelines stating that a police officer cannot harass citizens during investigation and has to note down minutes of the investigation in the station diary or the daily diary.

Is drinking in public legal in India?

The legal drinking age in India and the laws which regulate the sale and consumption of alcohol vary significantly from state to state.

Legal drinking age by states and union territories.
State/UT Drinking Age Remarks
Arunachal Pradesh 21
Assam 21
Bihar Illegal Total ban on all alcohol since 4 April 2016
Chandigarh 25

Can police hit you during interrogation?

These are the puns, people. You can't hit them, but you don't have to. Police interrogations aren't aggressive affairs, they're more like therapy sessions. So much so that people have been coaxed into giving false confessions in the past.

Can police stop you for no reason in India?

Well, yes. A traffic officer's main job is to ensure safety on the road and to make sure that every vehicle that plies on the road is following the rules. A traffic police officer can stop you for any reason on the grounds of suspicious driving, over a traffic infraction or any other crime.

What are the types of laws in India?

There are four types of law that we have in our legislative system.

Types of law
  • Criminal law. This is the kind of love that the police enforce.
  • Civil law.
  • Common law.
  • Statutory law.

What can you do if police are harassing you?

If a police officer is harassing you and tries to search you, do not consent to the search. Say calmly and loudly enough for passersby to hear, “I do not consent to this search.” * File a complaint. For most illegal street harassment, we recommend that you report it by calling the police.

Can you go to jail for slapping someone in India?

Slapping a person is crime under section 506 ( 1 ) of IPC. This section says anyone with intention to cause injury to other committed slapping or any kind of a act is punishable with imprisonment for years together.

Can police check your phone in India?

If they think you're a suspect they can check your mobile phone or trace it. Tapping any phone needs a warrant. But if you think they're tracking our phone everytime like NSA that is not possible. There are more than 50 crore mobile phone subscriber in india.