Article 22 makes the minimum procedural requirements which must be included in any law enacted by legislature in accordance of which a person is deprived of his personal liberty. Article 22(1) and (2) are also called Rights of an arrested person.
A person cannot be arrested and detained without being informed why he is being arrested.
A person who is arrested cannot be denied to be defended by a legal practitioner of his choice. This means that the arrested person has right to hire a legal practitioner to defend himself/ herself.
Every person who has been arrested would be produced before the nearest magistrate within 24 hours.
The custody of the detained person cannot be beyond the said period by the authority of magistrate.