INDIAN KANOON SECTION 37 CrPC - Code of Criminal Procedure - Public when to assist Magistrates and police
Every person is bound to assist a Magistrate or police officer reasonably demanding his aid?
in the taking or preventing the escape of any other person whom such Magistrate or police officer is authorised to arrest; or
in the prevention or suppression of a breach of the peace; or
in the prevention of any injury attempted to be committed to any railway, canal, telegraph or public property.