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The Code of Criminal Procedure, 1898

( ACT NO. V Of 1898 )

Chapter V

OF ARREST, ESCAPE AND RETAKING

B.—Arrest without Warrant

Person arrested not to be detained more than twenty-four hours
 
 
61. No police-officer shall detain in custody a person arrested without warrant for a longer period than under all the circumstances of the case is reasonable, and such period shall not, in the absence of a special order of a Magistrate under section 167, exceed twenty-four hours exclusive of the time necessary for the journey from the place of arrest to the Magistrate's Court.

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