Police are an important part of the criminal justice system. They are responsible for the maintenance of peace and the enforcement of law and order within their territorial jurisdiction.
Police are a body of civil servants whose primary duties are prevention of order, prevention and detection of crimes and enforcement of law. They are responsible for investigation and interrogation.
According to Ernest Fround, the police system was initially established for the promoting of public welfare by restraining and regulating the use of property and liberty of persons.
Related Cases / Recent Cases / Case Laws
- State of Bihar and Another v Lalu Singh, Criminal Appeal Jurisdiction, Criminal Appeal No. 1883 OF 2013, Supreme Court of India judgment dated October 29, 2013
- March 8, 2016: Model Police Act