An arrest is the act of depriving a person of their liberty usually in relation to the purported investigation or prevention of crime and presenting (the arrestee) to a procedure as part of the criminal justice system. The purpose of an arrest is to bring the arrestee before a court or otherwise secure the administration of the law.
India has a well-established statutory, administrative and judicial framework for criminal trials. Cr.P.C. is a comprehensive and exhaustive procedural law for conducting a criminal trial in India, including the manner for collection of evidence, examination of witnesses, interrogation of accused, arrests, safeguards and procedure to be adopted by Police and Courts, bail, process of criminal trial, method of conviction, and the rights of the accused for a fair trial.
The police officers are more vigilant for arresting the accused person after the judgment pronounced by the supreme court of India in Arnesh Kumar vs State Of Bihar & Anr on 2 July, 2014 .
No arrest can be made because it is lawful for the police officer to do so. The existence of the power to arrest is one thing. The justification for the exercise of it is quite another. The police officer must be able to justify the arrest apart from his power to do so. Arrest and detention in police lock-up of a person can cause incalculable harm to the reputation and self-esteem of a person. No arrest can be made in a routine manner on a mere allegation of commission of an offence made against a person.It would be prudent for a police officer in the interest of protection of the constitutional rights of a citizen and perhaps in his own interest that no arrest should be made without a reasonable satisfaction reached after some investigation as to the genuineness and bona fides of a complaint and a reasonable belief both as to the person’s complicity and even so as to the need to effect arrest.
So never think about the in laws arrest and its procedure, Conduct the case in proper way to prove that you had to cause grave injury or danger to life, limb or health from in laws and husband s act. Such cruelty consists of
(a) willful conduct by her husband or relative of husband of such nature as is likely to drive you to commit suicide or cause you grave injury, or
(b) harassment to coerce you into meeting dowry demands.