Where is the place of police custody?


A person arrested, restricted or detained shall be kept in a place authorised by law and these places are to be officially gazetted by the Minister of Internal Affairs.

On the other hand, the Prison act allows a police officer or any other law enforcement officer to arrest and detain an accused person in a lock-up, but in any case for not more than 48 hours from the time of his or her arrest. A “lock-up” is a place maintained by a district or a police force, where arrested persons are temporarily detained, pending production in court.

Furthermore untried prisoners, as a person restricted in custody, shall be kept separate from convicted prisoners because they are prisoners who are presumed to be innocent.


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