November 12th, 2019
The government plans to have an all-women police station in every city, but the lack of female police staff is still a major concern throughout the country. Several cases of harassment and manhandling go unnoticed when it comes to arresting a woman.
Even if the accused is women, her safety is the priority for the fair trails. In 2005 amendments to the Criminal Procedure Code, 1973 made a very significant point with regards to the safety of the woman.
According to Section 46(4) of the Criminal Procedure Code,1973 except in exceptional circumstances, “no woman can be arrested after sunset and before sunrise. If any exceptional circumstances exist, the woman police officer shall, by making a written report, obtain the prior permission of the Judicial Magistrate of the first class within whose jurisdiction the offence is committed or the arrest is to be made.