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CRPC Mains Questions Series: Part – III of XI
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CRPC Mains Questions Series | Part – III of XI
The owner of a flour mill is prosecuted for public nuisance for starting the mill in a residential locality. If the result of the trial would have the effect, in case of conviction, of compelling him to permanently close down the business, will the summary trial be desirable? Give reasons for your answer and refer to cases. [U.P.C.J. 1982]
Write an explanatory note on the meaning, utility and significance of the First Information Report. What is the effect of delay in filing F.I.R.? [U.P.C.J. 2000, Bihar J., Jharkhand J. 1984].
Information as to the commission of offence has been given to an officer in charge of Police Station on the telephone, P.O. reached on spot and recorded the statements of the complainant/ Whether Statement of the complainant is presumed FIR.
What do you mean by Multiple F.I.R.? What is the evidentiary value of it?
A lodged First Information Report alleging that in the morning, he has hacked his aunt to death with an axe and the dead body was lying at his house. The dead body and blood stained axe were recovered therefrom by the police. A is prosecuted for murder. There is no eyewitness or any other evidence against him. Prosecution seeks A’s conviction for murder on the basis of his version contained in the First Information Report.
Can a police officer refuse to register a first information report on the ground that the said police station does not have territorial jurisdiction over the place of crime? Answer referring to relevant provisions of the Code of Criminal Procedure. [U.P.H.J.S. 2012]
A is alleged to have committed the murder of B. The F.I.R. was lodged after two days. The police station was two miles away from the place of occurrence. The trial court convicts A relying on F.I.R., as the witnesses have supported the prosecution case mentioned in the F.I.R. Is the conviction of A valid? Give reasons in support of your answer.
A is alleged to have committed the murder of B. The F.I.R. was lodged after two days while the police station was only one mile away from the place of occurrence. Delay in lodging F.I.R. was reasonably explained by the prosecution. The trial court convicts A relying on the F.I.R., as the witnesses have supported the prosecution case mentioned in the F.I.R. Is the conviction of A by trial court valid? Give reasons in support of your answer.
A is alleged to have committed the murder of B. The F.I.R. was lodged against A when inquest report had been prepared by an A.S.I. Should the trial court rely on the F.I.R.? Give reasons in support of your answer.
A is murdered by B. The F.I.R. is lodged by C (father of A) against B on the basis of information received by some of the villagers who witnessed the occurrence. The occurrence was not personally seen by C, the informant. Is the F.I.R. valid? Give reasons in support of your answer.
Six persons (A, B, C, D, E and F) are alleged to have committed dacoity. The F.I.R. is lodged in this ‘regard within half an hour. The informant specifically mentions the name of properties taken away by the alleged dacoits with weight and value in F.I.R itself. The list of properties taken away by A, B, C, D, E and F were very long.
The trial court convicts the accused persons holding that F.I.R. was promptly lodged within half an hour of occurrence and the prosecution case was also supported by witnesses. Do you think that conviction of accused persons by trial court is valid? Give reasons in support of your answer and refer to case law, if any, on the point.
A, an unmarried girl is raped by B. The father of the girl lodged the F.I.R against B after 7 days, explaining the delay. The father stated that members of the family took some time in lodging the F.I.R. because they were discussing whether to initiate the prosecution or not, as the honour of the girl was in question. Can the F.I.R. be relied upon by the court or the court should acquit the accused giving benefit of doubt? Give reasons supporting your answer and also refer to the case law on the point.
A attempts to commit the murder of B at about 9.30 a.m. on 02.07.1975. After such an attempt the victim was taken to hospital for treatment, where he died at about 10.55 a.m. on the same day. The F.I.R. was lodged at about 1 p.m. on the same day. Will the F.I.R. be considered to be lodged with great delay as to make the prosecution case unreliable? Refer to the case law, if any, on the point. Credit will be given if the Supreme Court’s decision is referred on the point.
A, B, C, D and E are alleged to have committed the dacoity in the house of X. X lodged an F.I.R. but does not mention occurrence in detail. Can the prosecution case be relied upon?
A, B, C, D, and E are alleged to have committed dacoity in the house of X. During dacoity the accused persons also murdered X. The wife of X who is a ‘rustic laywoman’ lodged the F.I.R. but did not give some incidental facts relating to occurrence. Can the F.I.R. be relied upon? Give reasons in support of your answer.
A, an Inspector General of Police is alleged to have committed the murder of C. (father of B), who is an informant in this case, gives an application to the Chief Judicial Magistrate, expressing his doubt that the police will not make a proper investigation as the I.G. of Police is accused in this case. On the application of C, the Chief Judicial Magistrate authorizes the first class Magistrate to conduct the investigation. Is his order valid in the eyes of law? Give reasons in support of your answer.
A is traceless for the last 4 days. Police doubt that either A has been murdered or kidnapped. But there is no F.I.R. in this regard. Can the police start investigation in this respect without an F.I.R.? Give reasons, supporting your answer and refer to the case law, if any, on this point.
How are the witnesses examined by the police?
A judicial Magistrate orders release of property seized in a case under the Essential Commodities Act? Can the order passed by Magistrate be justified? Give reasons.
Can a witness be compelled to sign his statement recorded by the police during an investigation under sec. 161 of the Cr. P. C.? Discuss how such a statement is used in evidence. Discuss also the latest case law on the subject.
A, a Sub-Inspector of the police, in the course of holding an investigation in a murder case examines some of the prosecution witnesses and reduces their statements in writing and obtains their signatures on such statements. [UPAPO, 1986]
- Is the procedure in the above case correct?
- Can the prosecution make use of such statements in the trial of the accused?
During the investigation of a case, A’s statement is recorded under Section 161 Cr.P.C. At the trial, A is not examined as a prosecution witness but the accused examines him in his defence. In his cross-examination by the State, the Prosecutor wants to contradict A by reference to his said statement recorded under Section 161 Cr.P.C. The defence object to it. Decide the objection. [D.J.S. 1990]