1) Deccan Chronicle Coverage.
Save Indian Family Foundation, a harassed husbands’ association, has welcomed the recent amendments to section 41 of the CRPC which will put an end to arbitrary arrests and detention by police. “Over, 68,67,805 people were arrested under IPC and SLL crimes in 2007 as per the National Crime Record Bureau reports, of which 60 per cent were unjustified, said Anil Kumar, founder of SIFF.
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Section 41 should be published in the Gazette
Save India Family Foundation
Saifabad, January 27, PrabhataVaartha
Save Indian Family Foundation representatives Uma Challa and Sanjay Thumma demanded that Section 41, which was recently amended by the Government, should be immediately published in the Gazette. Speaking at a Press Conference organized in the Press Club on Tuesday, they said that according to the revised Section 41, police powers will be reduced. According to this Section, in order to arrest someone police has to first do an investigation, send a notice in advance, obtain written orders from Magistrate and that police should be in their uniforms when they make the arrest. They alleged that before Section 41 was amended police would make indiscriminate arrests, collude with other parties and extort money. They said that in the last four years, 1 lakh 23 thousand women have been arrested in the country under section 498a which is a law made for the sake of women and it is surprising that among these 1000 were girls. They said that 60% of arrests made by police are unnecessary because of which jail expenditure has increased by 43.2%, number of cases have increased and court time is wasted. They said that their organization will widely spread awareness about the amended Section 41 and that citizens should also learn about it.