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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?


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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).

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