Criminal Trident Pack: IPC, CrPC and IEA by Sr. Adv. G.S Shukla and Adv. Raghav Arora
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Duty of investigating officer


"It is not only duty of Investigating Officer to book a real culprit, but also to protect one who is innocent and give assurance to a common man that there will not be unnecessary harassment to him" (Bombay High Court).



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umesh nagpal (Jaipur (Rajsthan) )     04 September 2011

u r right but most of I O do not fellow the base of the problem they just think that 

this chance to earn money for that in maney case the inocent people saffer

Umesh Nagpal adovocate

rajthan high court jaipur


Perfect observation/

aatma   06 September 2011

A History of the Criminal Law of England

1883. Vol.1: Page 442, MacMillan & Co. London

Author: Sir James Fitzjames Stephen, A Judge of the High Court of Justice, Queen’s Bench Division

During the discussions which took place on the Indian Code of Criminal Procedure in 1872 some observations were made on the reasons which occasionally lead native police officers to apply torture to prisoners. An experienced civil officer observed, “There is a great deal of laziness in it. It is far pleasanter to sit comfortably in the shade rubbing red pepper into a poor devil's eyes than to go about in the sun hunting up evidence." This was a new view to me, but I have no doubt of its truth.

Tamilnadu Police Department

Criminal Investigation Department Review, 2007: Issue: IV

Criminal Justice System Precept and Practice

Tr. A.X.Alexander, IPS., (Retd. DGP)

There was a burglary in 1997 … … … within three hours the thief was apprehended and the property was recovered. He was sent to the prison and subsequently detained under Act 14 of 1982. He had 54 convictions.

... ... ...After the release, the thief and his wife came to see us and I asked him why he had committed thefts so many times. He replied that he was an assistant in masonry work and that he had committed petty felonies only and not definitely the cases shown in his conviction records and the police had taken him whenever they could not fix an accused.

I perused his conviction records and most of the offenses for which he was punished were motorcycle thefts. From his looks I could guess that he did not know even to start a motorcycle. I confronted him why he had committed thefts of motorcycles. He replied that he had not committed theft of any motorcycle but whenever motorcycles were recovered in series he was fixed as the thief. I sent for the Inspector who booked him, to know from him whether the allegation of the thief was true. The Inspector stood in silence for long and muttered that it was true and I told him that he has children and wished that he sinned no more... ... ..

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