Why There Is A Specific Time Period Of 24 Hours To Produce A Detainee Before A Magistrate?

How is the period of 24 hours calculated within which the detained/arrested person has to produced before a Magistrate?
Posted 1 year ago  | 
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Tushar Bhargava
Advocate

According to Section 57 of CrPC, a person who has been arrested without a warrant must not be detained for a period of more than 24 hours, unless by a special order of a Magistrate, and must be brought before a Magistrate within that period (exclusive of the time necessary for journey from the place of arrest to the Magistrate’s court).