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Arrest BNSS

Updated: Nov 21, 2023

35 BNSS| Section 35 of Bharatiya Nagarik Suraksha Sanhita


When police may arrest without warrant


(1) Any police officer may without an order from a Magistrate and without a warrant, arrest any person—


(a) who commits, in the presence of a police officer, a cognizable offence;


(b) against whom a reasonable complaint has been made, or credible information has been received, or a reasonable suspicion exists that he has committed a cognizable offence punishable with imprisonment for a term which may be less than seven years or which mayextend to seven years whether with or without fine, if the following conditions are satisfied, namely:—


(i) the police officer has reason to believe on the basis of such complaint,information, or suspicion that such person has committed the said offence;

(ii) the police officer is satisfied that such arrest is necessary—

(a) to prevent such person from committing any further offence; or

(b) for proper investigation of the offence; or

(c) to prevent such person from causing the evidence of the offence to disappear or tampering with such evidence in any manner; or

(d) to prevent such person from making any inducement, threat or promise to any person acquainted with the facts of the case so as to dissuade him from disclosing such facts to the Court or to the police officer; or

(e) as unless such person is arrested, his presence in the Court whenever required cannot be ensured,

and the police officer shall record while making such arrest, his reasons in writing:


Provided that a police officer shall, in all cases where the arrest of a person is not required under the provisions of this sub-section, record the reasons in writing for not making the arrest;


(c) against whom credible information has been received that he has committed a cognizable offence punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to more than seven years whether with or without fine or with death sentence and the police officer has reason to believe on the basis of that information that such person has committed the said offence;


(d) who has been proclaimed as an offender either under this Sanhita or by order of the State Government; or


(e) in whose possession anything is found which may reasonably be suspected to be stolen property and who may reasonably be suspected of having committed an offence with reference to such thing; or


(f) who obstructs a police officer while in the execution of his duty, orwho has escaped, or attempts to escape, from lawful custody; or


(g) who is reasonably suspected of being a deserter from any of the Armed Forces of the Union; or


(h) who has been concerned in, or against whom a reasonable complaint has been made, or credible information has been received, or a reasonable suspicion exists, of his having been concerned in, any act committed at any place out of India which, if committed in India, would have been punishable as an offence, and for which he is, underany law relating to extradition, or otherwise, liable to be apprehended or detained in custody in India; or


(i) who, being a released convict, commits a breachof any rule made under sub-section (5) of section 394; or


(j) for whose arrest any requisition, whether written or oral, has been received from another police officer, provided that the requisition specifies the person to bearrested and the offence or other cause for which the arrest is to be made and it appears therefrom that the person might lawfully be arrested without a warrant by the officer who issued the requisition.


(2) Subject to the provisions of section 39, no person concerned in a non-cognizable offence oragainst whom a complaint has been made or credible information has been received or reasonable suspicion exists of his having so concerned, shall be arrested except under a warrant or order of a Magistrate.


(3) The police officer shall,in all cases where the arrest of a person is not required under sub-section (1) issue a notice directing the person against whom a reasonable complaint has been made, or credible information has been received, or a reasonable suspicion exists that he has committed a cognizable offence, to appear before him or at such other place as may be specified in the notice.


(4) Where such a notice is issued to any person, it shall be the duty of that person to comply with theterms of the notice.


(5) Where such person complies and continues to comply with the notice, he shall not be arrested in respect of the offence referred to in the notice unless, for reasons to be recorded, the police officer is of the opinion that he ought to be arrested.


(6) Where such person, atany time, fails to comply with the terms of the notice or is unwilling to identify himself, the police officer may, subject to such orders as may have been passed by a competent Court in this behalf, arrest him for the offence mentioned in the notice.


(7) No arrest shall be made without prior permission of the officer not below the rank of Deputy Superintendent of Police in case of an offence which is punishable for less than three years and such person is infirm or is above sixty years of age.


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Links to important chapters of Bharatiya Nagarik Suraksha Sanhita (BNSS):


Section 30 to Section 40 of BNSS (Provisions relating to Arrest starting from Section 35):




Section 144-163 (Section 144,145,146 and 147 relate maintenance proceedings):



Section 173-Section 187 (including section 173 relating to FIR):



Section 188 to Section 209 (including section 193 relating to chargesheet/police report):



Section 210 to Section 222 (including provisions relating to cognizance):



Section 473 to Section 492) (Including Section 480, Section 481, Section 482, Section 483, Section 484, Section 485 that is, provisions relating to bail):



Section 35 BNSS| Section 35 of Bharatiya Nagarik Suraksha Sanhita |Bare Act| Arrest without warrant

Explore myjudix.com to get access to the most practical and efficient judiciary coaching in India with a separate customised course for prelims and separate customized course for mains.


For reading conplete Bharatiya Nagarik Suraksha Sanhita (BNSS) bare act, start from here: https://www.myjudix.com/post/section-1-to-section-10-of-the-bharatiya-nagarik-suraksha-sanhita-bnss-bare-act


Links to important chapters of Bharatiya Nagarik Suraksha Sanhita (BNSS):


Section 30 to Section 40 of BNSS (Provisions relating to Arrest starting from Section 35):




Section 144-163 (Section 144,145,146 and 147 relate maintenance proceedings):



Section 173-Section 187 (including section 173 relating to FIR):



Section 188 to Section 209 (including section 193 relating to chargesheet/police report):



Section 210 to Section 222 (including provisions relating to cognizance):



Section 473 to Section 492) (Including Section 480, Section 481, Section 482, Section 483, Section 484, Section 485 that is, provisions relating to bail):



Section 35 BNSS| Section 35 of Bharatiya Nagarik Suraksha Sanhita |Bare Act| Arrest without warrant

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