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Section 179 Bharatiya Nagarik Suraksha Sanhita

Updated: Mar 1

Section 179 of The Bharatiya Nagarik Suraksha Sanhita (BNSS):

Police officer's power to require attendance of witnesses.

(1) Any police officer making an investigation under this Chapter may, by order in writing, require the attendance before himself of any person being within the limits of his own or any adjoining station who, from the information given or otherwise, appears to be acquainted with the facts and circumstances of the case; and such person shall attend as so required:

Provided that no male person under the age of fifteen years or above the age of sixty years or a woman or a mentally or physically disabled person or a person with acute illness shall be required to attend at any place other than the place in which such person resides:

Provided further that if such person is willing to attend at the police station, such person may be permitted so to do.

(2) The State Government may, by rules made in this behalf, provide for the payment by the police officer of the reasonable expenses of every person, attending under sub-section (1) at any place other than his residence.

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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 (Relating to Cognisance):

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

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