Judicial Scrutiny at First Production of Arrested Persons
This handbook outlines the role of a Judicial Magistrate during the first production of arrested person/s. This is the first interface between an arrested person and a Magistrate from the time of arrest, casting the overarching duty on the Magistrate to safeguard the constitutional and statutory rights of the arrested person. It also presents the first opportunity for independent scrutiny of police actions. The handbook lays down simple and practical strategies to assist Magistrates to carry out his/her oversight duties at first production effectively. It presents a compilation of a mandatory checklist of duties and responsibilities of the Magistrate at first production drawing upon statute and landmark Supreme Court and High Court orders and judgments. The Handbook also provides easy reference to relevant recommendations by the National Police Commission and the Law Commission of India, and important precedents of international law.