One day consultation with Trainee judicial officers on The Role of Magistrates at First Production held on 15th December 2015 in Jodhpur
CHRI’s Sana Das introduced CHRI and its work and the objective of the workshop and the studies conducted. Raja Bagga from CHRI spoke about the crime rate and arrest trends in India and Rajasthan over the last ten years. He discussed how the arrest rate has been increasing in the last few years even though Section 41 of the Cr.PC. has been amended and the jurisprudence on checks on unreasonable arrests has evolved. He pointed to the need to ascertain whether the current level of arrest (600 daily arrests in Rajasthan) is "healthy”, and the only way to do so would be to look at arrest practices in each case.