Category Archives: Criminal Procedure

The Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 is the procedural law providing the machinery for punishment of offenders under substantive criminal law.

A critical analysis of the manner of Arrest by Police Officers

The Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 empowers police officers, Magistrates and private citizens to effectuate the arrest of a person for any purpose necessary for the conduction of an investigation, inquiry or trial. Introduction The Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 vests carte blanche powers upon police officers to arrest a person provided the manner or method of arrest… Read More »

Reference and Revisionary Powers of Courts under CRPC

In India, we follow a very well established hierarchy of courts whereby the Courts of Magistrates and Courts of Sessions Judge are the trial courts and considered to be sub-ordinate criminal courts and High Court and Supreme Court are appellate and supervisory courts and are considered superior courts. The superior courts have been established by the India Constitution and… Read More »