Which authority is competent to make an administrative arrest?


A magistrate

A chief magistrate and a magistrate grade I are competent to issue a warrant of arrest to prevent a breach of the peace or disturbance of the public tranquillity when the wrongful act cannot be prevented otherwise than by detaining the person in custody.

A police officer

A police officer who has reasonable cause to believe that the arrest and detention of a person is necessary to prevent an offence may arrest that person.