Indian Supreme Court orders to curb unnecessary arrests
The Indian Supreme Court on Thursday ordered that arrests can be made only if it is essential. The Supreme Court took the decision after it found the increasing tendencies of the police to make arrests which has led to violation of human rights.
The Supreme Court also revised the powers of the high court in terms of granting or rejecting a bail plea in order to reduce the number of arrests. According to the judgment, the accused will be asked to cooperate in the investigations, and in case if he does not, then he can be arrested.
All the essential documents like passports, property papers, fixed deposit receipts, share certificates, which are essential in the particular case should be seized by the police. Added to that the accused must be instructed not to visit the residence of the witness or any other person concerned to the case, so that the accused does not try to tamper with the important evidence of the case.
While the investigation is in process, the bank accounts of the accused must be frozen temporarily. And in case if the arrest of the accused becomes very essential then it is the responsibility of the police to record valid reasons for the arrest.
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