Legal Question in Criminal Law in India

what are the relevant provisions of CrPc in case of an arrest of a minor for the possession of narcotic drugs. and what is the remedy available to him if he has been illegaly kept in police lock up for 6 months.

Asked on 8/09/13, 6:52 am

2 Answers from Attorneys

Sudershan Goel Sudershan Goel - Advocate, International Visiting Scholar, USA [2008-10]

No one can be kept in a police lock up for six months. You may file an application before the Magistrate or a Habeas Corpus petition before the High Court for release from illegal custody.

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Answered on 8/09/13, 5:48 pm

Shrichand Nahar S.V.Nahar, Advocate

Matters concerning Minor or Juvenile are governed mainly by Juvenile Justice Act.

For illegal arrest, custody etc., one may take appropriate civil and criminal actions.

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Answered on 8/10/13, 12:03 am

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