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A Glimpse of Inter-State Arrest

Bail

Introduction Although this form of investigation or arrest is constitutionally unlawful, it occurs when authorities from one state arrest the accused or perpetrator in another state. A police officer can only arrest or investigate someone who is within their state's borders. For example, if someone commits a crime in Delhi and is vested in Delhi, only Delhi police, not police from other states, have the jurisdiction to arrest that offender. To arrest an accused from another state, a state's police force must communicate with the police force of the state where the accused is located, which has the right to act...

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Husband’s anticipatory bail in 498A case from High Court

High Court

Once at the instance of the wife (complainant), the FIR under Sections 498-A/406 IPC is registered it is better option to take Anticipatory Bail in the offences as read in the FIR. Usually, the entire family of the husband is entangled in the FIR. When the in-laws move for anticipatory bail in the court, they are usually granted anticipatory bail since they form a separate household unit distinct from that of their son (husband). The Supreme Court in various judgments have quoted that the Sections under 498a and 406 under the Indian penal code are widely misused and for no reason...

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Supreme Court – Trial cannot be quashed for investigation of SC-ST offences by incompetent Police Officer

The Supreme Court in a noteworthy case of State of Madhya Pradesh Vs Babbu Rathore & Anr has observed that, when the offence complained is both under Indian Penal Code and Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, the investigation which is being made by a competent police officer in accordance with the provisions of the Criminal Procedure Code cannot be quashed for non-investigation of the offence under Section 3 of the Act by a competent police officer....

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