Here are some things that can take place:
- Interview: The Police will interview the accused on the facts and circumstances of the case.
- Scene of the crime: The Police may also bring him to the scene of crime or any other places to recover evidences that may be relevant to the investigations.
- Polygraph examination: As part of their investigations, the Police may request the accused to undergo a polygraph examination (or lie-detector test).
- Identification parade: The Police may also request the accused to participate in an identification parade
The accused, if he so wishes, can decline to undergo a polygraph examination or to participate in an identification parade. During the investigations, the Police may record statements from the accused.
The interview will be conducted in a language that he understands and the statement recorded in English. After this is done, the accused is required to sign on the statement recorded.
Before the accused signs the statement, he should read it, or have it read to him in a language that he understands to ensure that the contents are true and correct