Report No. 172
7.3.3. Substitution of the proviso to sub-section (1) of section 160 recommended.-
We recommend that in addition to the above modification, the proviso to sub-section (1) of section 160 be substituted to read as follows:
"Provided that no male person under the age of 16 years or woman shall be required to attend at any place other than the place in which such male person or woman resides. While recording the statement, a relative or a friend or a social worker of the choice of the person whose statement is being recorded shall be allowed to remain present. The relative, friend or social worker so allowed to be present shall not interfere with the recording of statement in any manner whatsoever."
(paragraphs 4.3.1 & 4.3.2, supra)