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Volume No - 12     Issue No - 2

At the cost of repetition, it must be emphasized that

the paramount consideration of the legislature while enacting
Section 167(2) and the Proviso thereto was that the investigation must be completed expeditiously, and that the accused should not be detained for an unreasonably long period as was the situation prevailing under the 1898 Code. This would be in consonance with the obligation cast upon the State under Article 21 to follow a fair, just and reasonable procedure prior to depriving any person of his personal liberty.

Judgement as it is

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