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The Code of Criminal Procedure, 1898

( ACT NO. V OF 1898 )

Chapter V


B.-Arrest without Warrant

Arrest by or in presence of Magistrate.
65. Any Magistrate 1[whether Executive or Judicial] may at any time arrest or direct the arrest, in his presence, within the local limits of his jurisdiction, of any person for whose arrest he is competent at the time and in the circumstances to issue a warrant.

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    The words “whether Executive or Judicial” after the word “Magistrate” were inserted by section 24 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (Amendment) Act, 2009 (Act No. XXXII of 2009) (with effect from 1st November, 2007).
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