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Which article of the constitution provides the right to be informed of the grounds of arrest ?
1. Article 20
2. Article 21
3. Article 22
4. Article 23

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Correct Answer - Option 3 : Article 22

The correct answer is Article 22.

  • Article 22: Protection against arrest and detention in certain cases
    • (1) No person who is arrested shall be detained in custody without being informed, as soon as may be, of the grounds for such arrest nor shall he be denied the right to consult, and to be defended by, a legal practitioner of his choice
    • (2) Every person who is arrested and detained in custody shall be produced before the nearest magistrate within a period of twenty-four hours of such arrest excluding the time necessary for the journey from the place of arrest to the court of the magistrate and no such person shall be detained in custody beyond the said period without the authority of a magistrate.

Article Description
Article 19  Right to Freedom
Article 20  Protection with respect to conviction for offences
Article 21  Protection of life and personal liberty
Article 21 A Right to education 
Article 22 Protection against arrest and detention in certain cases
Article 23 Prohibition of traffic in human beings and forced labor
Article 24 Prohibition of employment of children in factories, etc.

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