Madras High Court
Madras High Court

Arresting woman after sunset: Madras High Court orders State to frame guidelines to ensure compliance with Section 46(4) CrPC

The High Court said that the requirements under Section 46(4) are mandatory and that CrPC does not provide any elbowroom for any deviation from either of the mandates.

The Madras High Court recently directed the Tamil Nadu government to come up with uniform guidelines to ensure that the police comply with the mandate under Section 46(4) of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) while arresting a woman after sunset even under special circumstances [S Salma v The State].

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