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Ziaur Rahman (ACP)     02 April 2023

166a indian penal code

Can a police officer be prosecuted under section 166A indian Penal Code for violating the mandate for investigation as per the mandate laid down in the police manual applicable to him?


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SoniaRajesh (Best Lawyer)     06 April 2023

Yes, a police officer can be prosecuted under Section 166A of the Indian Penal Code if he or she fails to carry out the required investigation as outlined in the police manual that is relevant to him. The offense of failing to record information regarding cognizable offenses, which carries a maximum sentence of seven years in prison, is addressed in Section 166A of the Indian Penal Code.

Under Section 166A of the Indian Penal Code, a police officer can be held liable if he fails to record information regarding a cognizable offense that carries a maximum sentence of seven years in prison and is bound by the mandate of the police manual that applies to him. In addition to a fine, the section provides for up to two years in prison. However, it is essential to keep in mind that the police officer has the right to defend themselves in court and that the prosecution must demonstrate the officer's guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.


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