Form of warrant of arrest
Under section 75 of Cr.P.C. followings are the essential of warrant of arrest or we can say form of warrant of arrest;
Signed by presiding officer of court
In case bench of magistrate, any member of that bench
It must bear seal of the court
Warrant to whom directed
Section 77 of Cr.P.C. says that warrant can be directed to following persons;
Ordinary be directed to police officer
If no police officer is immediately available and if immediate execution is necessary, court may diret it to any other person
Warrant can be directed to several persons
Warrant may be directed to landlords, farmers or manger o land for arrest of any escaped convict of proclaimed offender who is hiding in that land
Such person acknowledge in writing the warrant of arrest
Such person after arresting criminal made over with warrant to nearest police officer
Release on furnishing security when court may direct security to be taken
Under section 76 of Cr.P.C. if such person execute bond with sufficient securities for his attendance, it shall state;
Number of sureties
The amount in which they and the person for whose arrest warrant is issued are bound
The time at which he must attend court
Difference between warrant and summons
A warrant is an order addressed to a person, usually a police officer, to do any particular act such as apprehensive or production of an offender or the search for a thing.
A summons is always addressed to the person who is required either to attend or to produce a document or thing.
A warrant to be issued by a court should assign reason. Issuance of warrant without assigning any reason in bad in law.