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Report No. 84

3.8. Recommendation to amend section 46.-

Accordingly, we recommend that the following new sub-section should be inserted in section 46 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973:

"(4) Except in unavoidable circumstances, no woman shall be arrested after sunset and before sunrise, and where such unavoidable circumstances exist, the police officer shall, by making a written report, obtain the prior permission of his immediate superior officer for effecting such arrest or, if the case is one of extreme urgency, he shall, after making the arrest, forthwith report the matter in writing to his immediate superior officer with the reasons for arrest and the reasons for not taking prior permission as aforesaid."



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