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Avoid hasty ‘Friday arrests’, HC tells TN cops

CHENNAI: Pull up your socks and show extra high quality and maturity in investigation ways, the Madras high court docket has told the Tamil Nadu police, annoyed by means of the pointless anticipatory bail programs of the ones apprehensive over hasty arrests, particularly ‘Friday’ arrests, by means of police.

“Police should keep in mind that all felony circumstances don't need to necessarily contain arrest of accused individuals all the way through investigation and an efficient investigation can be finished even differently. A metamorphosis in attitude will bring down pointless submitting of anticipatory bail petitions. This procedure can be effectively implemented in matrimonial disputes, business disputes, property disputes and other minor offences, to name a couple of. Ultimately, the purpose is to forestall pointless/hasty/illegal arrests. These arrests typically take place on a Friday or an afternoon prior to holidays to make sure that the accused does not come out on bail immediately. The standard euphemism is ‘Friday’ arrest,” Justice N Anand Venkatesh stated.

Henceforth, in all anticipatory bail petitions filed earlier than the high court docket the place the offence involved carries a punishment of as much as seven years or underneath, police should instruct the general public prosecutor whether they were going to arrest the accused with out warrant or not. In such circumstances, the court docket will record the remark, and go vital orders, he stated.

As for other circumstances the place the police wish to arrest the accused individuals at some stage in investigation, the ones anticipatory bail petitions will probably be dealt with by means of the high court docket on merits, Justice Anand Venkatesh added.

The court docket made the observations whilst granting bail to a relative of a man who used to be apprehended in reference to a case over causing cruelty to the person's spouse.

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