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BNSS Section 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83 BNSS| Bharatiya Nagarik Suraksha Sanhita

Updated: Feb 6

B.—Warrant of arrest


Section 72 BNSS| Bharatiya Nagarik Suraksha Sanhita (BNSS):


Form of warrant of arrest and duration.


(1) Every warrant of arrest issued by a Court under this Sanhita shall be in writing, signed by the presiding officer of such Court and shall bear the seal of the Court.


(2) Every such warrant shall remain in force until it is cancelled by the Court which issued it, or until it is executed.


Section 73 BNSS| Bharatiya Nagarik Suraksha Sanhita (BNSS):


Power to direct security to be taken.


(1) Any Court issuing a warrant for the arrest of any person may in its discretion direct by endorsement on the warrant that, if such person executes a bond with sufficient sureties for his attendance before the Court at a specified time and thereafter until otherwise directed by the Court, the officer to whom the warrant is directed shall take such security and shall release such person from custody.


(2) The endorsement shall state—

(a) the number of sureties;

(b) the amount in which they and the person for whose arrest the warrant is issued, are to be respectively bound;

(c) the time at which he is to attend before the Court.


(3) Whenever security is taken under this section, the officer to whom the warrant is

directed shall forward the bond to the Court.


Section 74 BNSS| Bharatiya Nagarik Suraksha Sanhita (BNSS):


Warrants to whom directed.


(1) A warrant of arrest shall ordinarily be directed to one or more police officers; but the Court issuing such a warrant may, if its immediate execution is necessary and no police officer is immediately available, direct it to any other person or persons, and such person or persons shall execute the same.


(2) When a warrant is directed to more officers or persons than one, it may be executed

by all, or by any one or more of them.


Section 75 BNSS| Bharatiya Nagarik Suraksha Sanhita (BNSS), Bare Act:


Warrant may be directed to any person.


(1) The Chief Judicial Magistrate or a Magistrate of the first class may direct a warrant to any person within his local jurisdiction for the arrest of any escaped convict, proclaimed offender or of any person who is accused of a non-bailable offence and is evading arrest.


(2) Such person shall acknowledge in writing the receipt of the warrant, and shall execute it if the person for whose arrest it was issued, is in, or enters on, any land or other property under his charge.


(3) When the person against whom such warrant is issued is arrested, he shall be made over with the warrant to the nearest police officer, who shall cause him to be taken before a Magistrate having jurisdiction in the case, unless security is taken under section 73.


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Section 76 BNSS| Bharatiya Nagarik Suraksha Sanhita (BNSS):


Warrant directed to police officer.


A warrant directed to any police officer may also be executed by any other police officer whose name is endorsed upon the warrant by the officer to whom it is directed or endorsed.


Section 77 BNSS| Bharatiya Nagarik Suraksha Sanhita (BNSS):


Notification of substance of warrant.


The police officer or other person executing a warrant of arrest shall notify the substance thereof to the person to be arrested, and, if so required, shall show him the warrant.


Section 78 BNSS| Bharatiya Nagarik Suraksha Sanhita (BNSS):


Person arrested to be brought before Court without delay.


The police officer or other person executing a warrant of arrest shall (subject to the provisions of section 73 as to security) without unnecessary delay bring the person arrested before the Court before which he is required by law to produce such person:


Provided that such delay shall not, in any case, exceed twenty-four hours exclusive of the time necessary for the journey from the place of arrest to the Magistrate's Court.


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Section 79 BNSS| Bharatiya Nagarik Suraksha Sanhita (BNSS):


Where warrant may be executed.


A warrant of arrest may be executed at any place in India.


Section 80 BNSS| Bharatiya Nagarik Suraksha Sanhita (BNSS):


Warrant forwarded for execution outside jurisdiction.


(1) When a warrant is to be executed outside the local jurisdiction of the Court issuing it, such Court may, instead of directing the warrant to a police officer within its jurisdiction, forward it by post or otherwise to any Executive Magistrate or District Superintendent of Police or Commissioner of Police within the local limits of whose jurisdiction it is to be executed; and the Executive Magistrate or District Superintendent or Commissioner shall endorse his name thereon, and if practicable, cause it to be executed in the manner hereinbefore provided.


(2) The Court issuing a warrant under sub-section (1) shall forward, along with the warrant, the substance of the information against the person to be arrested together with such documents, if any, as may be sufficient to enable the Court acting under section 83 to

decide whether bail should or should not be granted to the person.


Section 81 BNSS| Bharatiya Nagarik Suraksha Sanhita (BNSS):


Warrant directed to police officer for execution outside jurisdiction.


(1) When a warrant directed to a police officer is to be executed beyond the local jurisdiction of the Court issuing the same, he shall ordinarily take it for endorsement either to an Executive Magistrate or to a police officer not below the rank of an officer in charge of a police station, within the local limits of whose jurisdiction the warrant is to be executed.


(2) Such Magistrate or police officer shall endorse his name thereon and such endorsement shall be sufficient authority to the police officer to whom the warrant is directed to execute the same, and the local police shall, if so required, assist such officer in executing such warrant.


(3) Whenever there is reason to believe that the delay occasioned by obtaining the endorsement of the Magistrate or police officer within whose local jurisdiction the warrant is to be executed will prevent such execution, the police officer to whom it is directed may execute the same without such endorsement in any place beyond the local jurisdiction of the Court which issued it.


Section 82 BNSS| Bharatiya Nagarik Suraksha Sanhita (BNSS):


Procedure on arrest of person against whom warrant issued.


(1) When a warrant of arrest is executed outside the district in which it was issued, the person arrested shall, unless the Court which issued the warrant is within thirty kilometers of the place of arrest or is nearer than the Executive Magistrate or District Superintendent of Police or Commissioner of Police within the local limits of whose jurisdiction the arrest was made, or unless security is taken under section 73, be taken before such Magistrate or District Superintendent or Commissioner.


(2) On the arrest of any person referred to in sub-section (1), the police officer shall forthwith give the information regarding such arrest and the place where the arrested person is being held to the designated police officer in the district and to such officer of another district where the arrested person normally resides.


Section 83 BNSS| Bharatiya Nagarik Suraksha Sanhita (BNSS):


Procedure by Magistrate before whom such person arrested is brought.


(1) The Executive Magistrate or District Superintendent of Police or Commissioner of Police shall, if the person arrested appears to be the person intended by the Court which issued the warrant, direct his removal in custody to such Court:


Provided that, if the offence is bailable, and such person is ready and willing to give bail to the satisfaction of such Magistrate, District Superintendent or Commissioner, or a direction has been endorsed under section 73 on the warrant and such person is ready and willing to give the security required by such direction, the Magistrate, District Superintendent or Commissioner shall take such bail or security, as the case may be, and forward the bond, to the Court which issued the warrant:


Provided further that if the offence is a non-bailable one, it shall be lawful for the Chief Judicial Magistrate (subject to the provisions of section 480), or the Sessions Judge, of the district in which the arrest is made on consideration of the information and the documents referred to in sub-section (2) of section 80, to release such person on bail.


(2) Nothing in this section shall be deemed to prevent a police officer from taking security under section 73.


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Links to important sections 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):


BNSS Section 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83 BNSS| Bharatiya Nagarik Suraksha Sanhita

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