Information you should know!!
In a recent incident reported, a man posing as a Police Officer arrested a young lady and a gentleman and demanded for driving license and other identity documents. Since the man did not have the documents the Police officer advised him to bring them from home and asked the lady to accompany him to the police station. When he attempted to take her to an isolated area she sensed danger and got away.
Above incident aside … are we fully aware of the provisions governing arrest of a Woman. The key points are,
- A woman has the right to refuse to go to a Police Station between 1800 hrs and 0600 hrs, even if an arrest warrant has been issued against her.
- However a woman can be arrested between 1800 hrs to 0600 hrs if she is taken into custody by a woman officer and taken to an All Women’s Police Station.
- If she is arrested by a male officer, it is mandatory and has to be proven that a woman officer was also beside them, at the time of arrest.
All the Police Officers are aware of the above procedure.
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