Code of Criminal Procedure Act, 1973
60.Power, on escape, to pursue and retake.-
(1) If a person in lawful custody escapes or
is rescued, the person from whose custody he escaped or was rescued may
immediately pursue and arrest him in any place in
(2) The provisions of section 47 shall apply to arrests under sub-section (1) although the person making any such arrest is not acting under a warrant and is not a police officer having authority to arrest.