In criminal proceedings once a Police Officer receives information about the commission of an offence he is entitled to start investigation of the matter. Investigation includes all the proceedings of collection of evidence conducted by a police officer or by any person who is authorized by the Magistrate in his behalf.
- No male under the age of fifteen years or woman shall be required to attend at any place other than where they reside.
- The police officer shall orally examine the person supposed to be acquainted with the facts and circumstances of the case.
- A person is not bound to answer those questions, which would have a tendency to expose him to a criminal charge or to a penalty or forfeiture.
- No statement made by any person to a police officer in the course of investigation in writing shall be signed by the person making it.
No police officer shall prevent any person from making in the course of any investigation any statement, which he may be disposed to make of his own freewill.
- Any police officer making an investigation may, by order in writing ask any person being within the local limits of his own or adjoining police station to come to the police station for questioning and it is the duty of the person called to report on the specified time and place.
- Such person is bound to answer truly all questions relating to the case put to him by the officer.
- No police officer or other person shall offer or make any such inducement, threat or promise to the person being questioned.