2[41A. Notice of appearance before police officer.—(1) 3[The police officer shall], in all cases
where the arrest of a person is not required under the provisions of sub-section (1) of section 41, issue a
notice directing the person against whom a reasonable complaint has been made, or credible information
has been received, or a reasonable suspicion exists that he has committed a cognizable offence, to appear
before him or at such other place as may be specified in the notice.
(2) Where such a notice is issued to any person, it shall be the duty of that person to comply with the
terms of the notice.
(3) Where such person complies and continues to comply with the notice, he shall not be arrested in
respect of the offence referred to in the notice unless, for reasons to be recorded, the police officer is of
the opinion that he ought to be arrested.
4[(4) Where such person, at any time, fails to comply with the terms of the notice or is unwilling to
identify himself, the police officer may, subject to such orders as may have been passed by a competent
Court in this behalf, arrest him for the offence mentioned in the notice.]

2. Ins. by s. 6, ibid. (w.e.f. 1-11-2010).
3. Subs. by Act 41 of 2010, s. 3, for “The police officer may” (w.e.f. 2-11-2010).
4. Subs. by s. 3, ibid. (w.e.f. 2-11-2010).

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