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What is Police Remand?

What is Police Remand?

When an accused person is remanded to Police custody the period of the remand should be as short as possible. 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.

Whenever any person is arrested and detained in custody and investigation could not be completed with in 24 hours and there is a accusation or information is well founded then the police officer produces him before the magistrate who authorizes the police officers to detain the accused.

In such custody to investigate, recover the articles connecting to the crime. Police remand cannot be extended more than 15 days as whole.

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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