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.

Meaning, Form and Content of Charge under the Cr.P.C, 1973

Meaning, Form and Content of Charge under the Cr.P.C, 1973 | Overview Introduction Meaning of Charge Purpose of Charge Form of Charge Contents of a Charge-sheet Errors in Charge and its Effect Introduction Section 2 (b) of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 (hereinafter, ‘CrPC’) defines ‘charge’ in an inclusive manner. According to this provision, the charge includes… Read More »

Procedure of Dismissal of Complaint under the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973

Procedure of Dismissal of Complaint under the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 | Overview Introduction Procedure after Filing Complaint Reasons for Dismissal of Complaint Failure to Fulfil Requirements of Section 200 Absence of Complainant from Examination No Case Made Out Insufficient Evidence or Adverse Police Report Procedure to be Followed for Dismissal This article shall deal with the… Read More »

Determination Of Jurisdiction For Inquiry And Trial Of Offences

Determination Of Jurisdiction For Inquiry And Trial Of Offences | Overview Introduction Territorial Jurisdiction of Criminal Courts Original Place of Inquiry and Trial The jurisdiction in Specific Offenses Jurisdiction when Offense Committed by Letters/Post Jurisdiction when Offense Committed during a Voyage Jurisdiction for Offenses Jointly Triable The jurisdiction in Other Cases Jurisdiction when Offense Committed Outside India This… Read More »

Provision Related to Enquiry and Investigation of Cases of Unnatural Death

Provision Related to Enquiry and Investigation of Cases of Unnatural Death | Overview Introduction Unnatural Death under CrPC Conducting Inquest and Inquest Report Responsibilities of the Executive Magistrate Cases of Unnatural Dowry Deaths Whenever there is a death of a person in abnormal circumstances, the situation calls for police intervention. This may include murder, suicide, accidental death etc.… Read More »

Analysis of the Meaning and Power to Record Confessions by the Magistrate

Analysis of the Meaning and Power to Record Confessions by the Magistrate | Overview Introduction Evidentiary Value of Judicial Confession Salient Features of Section 164 Guidelines for Recording Confession under Section 164 Manner of Recording Confession Effect of Non-adherence of Procedure This article looks into the analysis of the meaning and power to record confessions by the magistrate… Read More »