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Arrest Memos: A Study on Requirements and Compliance in Rajasthan and West Bengal

Jan 29, 2016 Download File

This study examines adherence to Section 41B(b) of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 in the two states of Rajasthan and West Bengal. It explains the larger legal framework and provides an overview of police compliance, judicial scrutiny, and the availability and quality of procedural guidance issued by police departments on how best to comply with Section 41B(b). It identifies trends and gaps in compliance and forwards recommendations on how key challenges in implementation may be addressed.