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What is Judicial Remand?

What is Judicial Remand?

When a person is in the custody of the court after the expiry of Police remand or if Police remand is not granted when the person is produced before the magistrate, it can not be given more than 15 days at one time but can not be extended more then 60 days where punishment is less then 10 years and 90 days where punishment is more than 10 years.

Police custody – When an accused person is remanded to Police custody the period of the remand should be as short as possible. (iii) In all ordinary cases in which time is required by the Police to complete the inquiry, the accused person should be detained in magisterial custody.

FIR – The report pertaining to occurrence of a cognizable offence, received at the Police Station is called First Information Report, popularly known as FIR. Since it is the first information about the cognizable offence, it is called First Information report.

On receipt of this information police registers the report in a FIR Register and begins the investigation of the crime. Is the complainant entitled to a free copy of the FIR? Yes, definitely. As per Criminal Procedure Code (Cr.PC) it is mandatory on the part of police to provide a copy of the FIR, free of cost to the complainant.


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