An arrest is an act of detaining a person who is reasonably suspected of having committed a criminal offence.
The Police can arrest a person who is suspected of having committed a criminal offence.
Some arrests do not require a warrant: this is possible in cases of serious offences such as robbery, theft, and molesting, touting and disorderly behaviour in a public place.
Some arrests require a warrant: For non-serious offences like mischief and simple hurt (such as when a person slaps another on the arm during a dispute), an arrest can only be effected with a warrant from the Court. A Police officer may also arrest anyone who commits an offence in the officer’s presence, obstructs a Police officer from executing his duties, or is wanted by the authorities.