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Magistrate not to examine merits of case while taking cognizance: SC

The Supreme Court of India recently reiterated that while taking cognizance of an offence based upon a police report, it is not necessary for the Magistrate to examine the merits and demerits of the case and whether the materials collected … Continue reading

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Cognizance after application of mind by Magistrate: SC

The Supreme Court of India clarified that a Magistrate takes ‘cognizance’ of an offence on complaint after judicially applying the mind to the contents of the complaint and not just on the basis of the filing of the complaint. “Taking … Continue reading

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Non-compliance of Section 193 of the Criminal Procedure Code does not vitiate trial: SC

A Large Bench of the Supreme Court of India has clarified that the objection relating to non-compliance of Section 193 of the Criminal Procedure Code (“Code”), which eventually has resulted in directly entertaining and taking cognizance by the Special Judge … Continue reading

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