Detention of an arrested Person

Answer: [B] 24 hours

Explanation: Section 57 in The Code Of Criminal Procedure, 1973. Person arrested not to be detained more than 24 hours- No police officer shall detain in custody a person arrested without warrant for a longer period than under all the circumstances of the case is reasonable, and such period shall not, in the absence of a special order of a Magistrate under section 167, exceed twenty- four hours exclusive of the time necessary for the journey from the place of arrest to the Magistrate’ s Court.

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