Sahil K 11 October 2021
Rama chary Rachakonda (Secunderabad/Highcourt practice watsapp no.9989324294 ) 11 October 2021
Right to not being called to the police station
Women cannot be called to the police station for interrogation under Section 160 of the Criminal Procedure Code. This law provides Indian women the right of not being physically present at the police station for interrogation. “The police can interrogate a woman at her residence in the presence of a woman constable and family members or friends,” says Abeed. So, the next time you’re called to the police station for queries or interrogation when you have faced any kind of harassment, quote this guideline of the Supreme Court to exercise your right and remind the cops about it.
Ananya Gosain 12 October 2021
Additionally, I would like to tell you a woman cannot be arrested after sunset and before sunrise. Sub-section (4) to Section 46 of the Code or Section 6 of the Code Of Criminal Procedure (Amendment) Act, 2005 prohibits arrest of a woman after sunset and before sunrise except in unavoidable circumstances. She can exercise the right of being present in the police station only during the daytime. Even if there is a woman constable accompanying the officers, the police can’t arrest a woman at night. In case the woman has committed a serious crime, the police require to get it in writing from the magistrate explaining why the arrest is necessary during the night. Your case doesn't seem like a serious crime.
Hope this helps
minakshi bindhani 13 October 2021
Sahil K 14 October 2021