ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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CIVIL LIBERTIES-Summoning to Police Station

CIVIL LIBERTIES Summoning to Police Station A G Noorani ON September 21, 1982 the Gauhati High Court ruled that the armed forces stationed in Manipur cannot detain arrested persons for interrogation under the Armed Forces ("Special Powers) Act 1958. The ratio of the ruling, however, is universally applicable, namely a person can be arrested if he commits a cognisable offence or against whom a reasonable suspicion exists that he has either committed or is likely to commit such an offence. The Court said emphatically that such satisfaction on the part of the police should precede his arrest and not vice-versa. This is the heart of the matter. The practice of the policeman summoning a citizen to the police .station

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