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 and Purpose of Complaint and the Difference Between an FIR and a Complaint

In our day to day lives, we often use the terms FIR and complaint interchangeably stating that “complaint is lodged before police” or “FIR is lodged before police” as per our understanding and convenience. However, in criminal jurisprudence, the two expressions have an entirely different meaning and are used in completely different senses. There are several differences between… Read More »

Provision Related to Enquiry and Investigation of Cases of Unnatural Death

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. This article shall provide an analysis of provision related to enquiry and investigation of cases of unnatural death under the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973. Introduction Section 174 of the Code of Criminal… Read More »