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Q. What are the constitutional provisions with respect to protection during the custody of persons under general laws?

Q. What are the constitutional provisions with respect to protection during the custody of persons under general laws?
Ans. The Sections (1) and (2) of Article 22 provide the following protection to persons in custody under the general process of law—
(1) The person in custody should be informed, as soon as possible about the grounds of taking such persons in custody.
(2) Such person has the right to seek legal remedies and o consult the legal practitioner of his choice.
(3) Every person who is arrested and detained in custody shall be produced before the nearest Magistrate within a period of 24 hours of such arrest.
(4) Every person who is detained beyond 24 hours without being prod uced to the nearest court has the right to be freed from such custody.
In Madhya Pradesh Vs.
Shobharam case (1966), the Supreme Court decided that the right to know the grounds of arrest continues even after the person is released on bail after such arrest. In Tarpad Vs. State of West Bengal case (1951), the cou…