Section 24(2) of the Evidence Act provides that no confession made by any person while he is in the custody of a police officer shall be proved against any such person, unless it be made in the immediate presence of a Magistrate. This section is designed to ensure that any statement made by a person in police custody is voluntary. If, therefore, such person is brought before a magistrate for the purpose of recording a statement from him, the Magistrate must ensure that no force, threat, promise or any form of inducement is offered to or allowed to operate on the person to induce him to make a statement.

The following procedure is therefore adopted;


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