- Exaggerating the case
- Playing Good cop and bad cop: Keep in mind police is not your friend
- Separation: if the accused, like in most 498A cases, belong to a family, then the family members may be separated and each will be told that the other confessed. Watch out for this.
- Threats and intimidation: This is the standard operating procedure. The police may threaten to book you under more charges. Wish them the best. These charges need to be proven in court and lies don?t stand up to impartial, intelligent scrutiny. There will threats of physical torture
stand up to it.
- Promises: They will cut a ?deal? with you or ?put a good word in? for you. Don?t be fooled. They
no power whatsoever to make deals - only prosecutors can do that and, even then, the judge is never
- Have your lawyer with you at all the time and maintain your silence. The right against self-incrimination is a human right.
The police cannot torture you or extract a confession out of you. This is illegal and if they do so, they are in contempt of the many judgments of the Supreme Court in this regard.