• Code Of Criminal Procedure, 1973: Bare Act

  • CODE OF CRIMINAL PROCEDURE, 1973

    CHAPTER I : PRELIMINARY

    CHAPTER V : ARREST OF PERSONS

    • Section-41: When police may arrest without warrant
    • Section-41-D: Right of arrested person to meet an advocate of his choice during interrogation
    • Section-50: Person arrested to be informed of grounds of arrest and of right to bail
    • Section-53: Examination of accused by medical practitioner at the request of police officer
    • Section-54-A: Identification of person arrested
    • Section-57: Person arrested not to be detained more than twenty-four hours
    • Section-60-A: Arrest to be made strictly according to the Code

    CHAPTER VI : PROCESSES TO COMPEL APPEARANCE

    A.- Summons

    • Section-62: Summons how served
    • Section-63: Service of summons on corporate bodies and societies
    • Section-64: Service when persons summoned cannot be found
    • Section-65: Procedure when service cannot be effected as before provided
    • Section-66: Service on Government servant
    • Section-67: Service of summons outside local limits

    B.- Warrant of arrest

    • Section-72: Warrants to whom directed
    • Section-73: Warrant may be directed to any person
    • Section-74: Warrant directed to police officer
    • Section-78: Warrant forwarded for execution outside jurisdiction
    • Section-79: Warrant directed to police officer for execution outside jurisdiction
    • Section-80: Procedure of arrest of person against whom warrant issued
    • Section-81: Procedure by Magistrate before whom such person arrested is brought

    C.- Proclamation and attachment

    • Section-82: Proclamation for person absconding
    • Section-83: Attachment of property of person absconding
    • Section-84: Claims and objections to attachment
    • Section-85: Release, sale and restoration of attached property
    • Section-86: Appeal from order rejecting application for restoration of attached property

    D.- Other rules regarding processes

    • Section-87: Issue of warrant in lieu of, or in addition to, summons
    • Section-88: Power to take bond for appearance
    • Section-89: Arrest on breach of bond for appearance

    CHAPTER VII : PROCESSES TO COMPEL THE PRODUCTION OF THINGS

    A.- Summons to produce

    • Section-91: Summons to produce document or other thing

    B.- Search-warrants

    • Section-93: When search-warrant may be issued
    • Section-97: Search for persons wrongfully confined
    • Section-98: Power to compel restoration of abducted females

    C.- General provisions relating to searches

    D.- Miscellaneous

    • Section-103: Magistrate may direct search in his presence
    • Section-104: Power to impound document, etc., produced
    • Section-105: Reciprocal arrangements regarding processes

    CHAPTER VIII: SECURITY FOR KEEPING THE PEACE AND FOR GOOD BEHAVIOUR

    • Section-106: Security for keeping the peace on conviction
    • Section-107: Security for keeping the peace in other cases
    • Section-108: Security for good behaviour from persons disseminating seditious matters
    • Section-109: Security for good behaviour from suspected persons
    • Section-110: Security for good behaviour from habitual offenders
    • Section-115: Power to dispense with personal attendance
    • Section-118: Discharge of person informed against

    CHAPTER IX: ORDER FOR MAINTENANCE OF WIVES, CHILDREN AND PARENTS

    CHAPTER X: MAINTENANCE OF PUBLIC ORDER AND TRAQUILLITY

    B.- Public nuisances

    • Section-133: Conditional order for removal of nuisance
    • Section-139: Power of Magistrate to furnish written instructions, etc
    • Section-141: Procedure on order being made absolute and consequences of disobedience
    • Section-142: Injunction pending inquiry
    • Section-143: Magistrate may prohibit repetition or continuance of public nuisance

    C.- Urgent cases of nuisance or apprehended danger

    • Section-144: Power to issue order in urgent cases of nuisance or apprehended danger
    • Section-144-A: Power to prohibit carrying arms in procession or mass drill or mass training with arms

    D.- Disputes as to immovable property

    • Section-145: Procedure where dispute concerning land or water is likely to cause breach of peace
    • Section-146: Power to attach subject of dispute and to appoint receiver
    • Section-147: Dispute concerning right of use of land or water
    • Section-148: Local inquiry

    CHAPTER XI: PREVENTIVE ACTION OF THE POLICE

    • Section-149: Police to prevent cognizable offences
    • Section-151: Arrest to prevent the commission of cognizable offences
    • Section-152: Prevention of injury to public property

    CHAPTER XII: INFORMATION TO THE POLICE AND THEIR POWERS TO INVESTIGATE

    • Section-154: Information in cognizable cases
    • Section-155: Information as to non-cognizable cases and investigation of such cases
    • Section-156: Police officer's power to investigate cognizable cases
    • Section-159: Power to hold investigation or preliminary inquiry
    • Section-160: Police Officer's power to require attendance of witnesses
    • Section-161: Examination of witnesses by police
    • Section-162: Statements to police not to be signed: Use of statements in evidence
    • Section-163: No inducement to be offered
    • Section-164: Recording of confessions and statements
    • Section-165: Search by police officer
    • Section-167: Procedure when investigation cannot be completed in twenty-four hours
    • Section-169: Release of accused when evidence deficient
    • Section-172: Diary of proceeding in investigation
    • Section-173: Report of police officer on completion of investigation
    • Section-174: Police to inquire and report on suicide, etc
    • Section-175.: Power to summon persons
    • Section-176: Inquiry by Magistrate into cause of death

    CHAPTER XIV: CONDITIONS REQUISITE FOR INITIATION OF PROCEEDINGS

    • Section-190: Cognizance of offences by Magistrates
    • Section-193: Cognizance of offences by Courts of Session
    • Section-195: Prosecution for contempt of lawful authority of public servants, for offences against public justice and for offences relating to documents given in evidence
    • Section-195-A: Procedure for witnesses in case of threatening, etc
    • Section-198: Prosecution for offences against marriage
    • Section-198-A: Prosecution of offences under section 498A of the Indian Penal Code
    • Section-199: Prosecution for defamation

    CHAPTER XV: COMPLAINTS TO MAGISTRATES

    CHAPTER XVI: COMMENCEMENT OF PROCEEDINGS BEFORE MAGISTRATES

    • Section-204: Issue of process
    • Section-205: Magistrate may dispense with personal attendance of accused
    • Section-207: Supply to the accused of copy of police report and other documents
    • Section-208: Supply of copies of statements and documents to accused in other cases triable by Court of Session
    • Section-209: Commitment of case to Court of Session when offence is triable exclusively by it
    • Section-210: Procedure to be followed when there is a complaint case and police investigation in respect of the same offence

    CHAPTER XVIII: TRIAL BEFORE A COURT OF SESSION

    CHAPTER XIX: TRIAL OF WARRANT-CASES BY MAGISTRATES

    A.- Cases instituted on a police report

    B.- Cases instituted otherwise than on police report

    C.- Conclusion of trial

    CHAPTER XX: TRIAL OF SUMMONS-CASES BY MAGISTRATES

    CHAPTER XXI-A: PLEA BARGAINING

    CHAPTER XXII: ATTENDANCE OF PERSONS CONFINED OF DETAINED IN PRISONS

    • Section-267: Power to require attendance of prisoners
    • Section-270: Prisoner to be brought to Court in custody
    • Section-271: Power to issue commission for examination of witness in prison

    CHAPTER XXIII: EVIDENCE IN ENQUIRIES AND TRIALS

    A.- Mode of taking and recording evidence

    • Section-273: Evidence to be taken in presence of accused

    B.- Commissions for the examination of witnesses

    CHAPTER XXIV: GENERAL PROVISIONS AS TO INQUIRIES AND TRIALS

    • Section-300: Person once convicted or acquitted not to be tried for same offence
    • Section-303: Right of person against whom proceedings are instituted to be defended
    • Section-304: Legal aid to accused at State expense in certain cases
    • Section-305: Procedure when corporation or registered society is an accused
    • Section-306: Tender of pardon to accomplish
    • Section-310: Local inspection
    • Section-311: Power to summon material witness, or examine person present
    • Section-311-A: Power of Magistrate to order person to give specimen signatures or handwriting
    • Section-312: Expenses of complainants and witnesses
    • Section-313: Power to examine the accused
    • Section-314: Oral arguments and memorandum of arguments
    • Section-315: Accused person to be competent witness
    • Section-316: No influence to be used to induce disclosure
    • Section-317: Provision for inquiries and trial being held in the absence of accused in certain cases
    • Section-318: Procedure where accused does not understand proceedings
    • Section-319: Power to proceed against other persons appearing to be guilty of offence
    • Section-325: Procedure when Magistrate can not pass sentence sufficiently severe
    • Section-327: Court to be open

    CHAPTER XXV: PROVISIONS AS TO ACCUSED PERSONS OF UNSOUND MIND

    • Section-328: Procedure in case of accused being lunatic
    • Section-329: Procedure in case of person of unsound mind tried before Court
    • Section-330: Release of lunatic pending investigation or trial
    • Section-334: Judgment of acquittal on ground of unsoundness of mind
    • Section-339: Delivery of lunatic to care of relative or friend

    CHAPTER XXVI: PROVISIONS AS TO OFFENCES AFFECTING THE ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE

    • Section-340: Procedure in cases mentioned in section 195
    • Section-341: Appeal
    • Section-343: Procedure of Magistrate taking cognizance
    • Section-344: Summary procedure for trial for giving false evidence
    • Section-345: Procedure in certain cases of contempt
    • Section-348: Discharge of offender on submission of apology
    • Section-349: Imprisonment or committal of person refusing to answer or produce document
    • Section-350: Summary procedure for punishment for non-attendance by a witness in obedience to summons
    • Section-351: Appeals from convictions under sections 344, 345, 349 and 350
    • Section-352: Certain Judges and Magistrates not to try certain offences when committed before themselves

    CHAPTER XXVII: THE JUDGMENT

    • Section-357: Order to pay compensation
    • Section-357-A: Victim compensation scheme
    • Section-358: Compensation to persons groundlessly arrested
    • Section-359: Order to pay costs in non-cognizable cases
    • Section-360: Order to release on probation of good conduct or after admonition
    • Section-363: Copy of judgment to be given to the accused and other persons
    • Section-364: Judgment when to be translated

    CHAPTER XXIX: APPEALS

    • Section-372. No appeal to lie unless otherwise provided
    • Section-373: Appeal from orders requiring security or refusal to accept or rejecting surety for keeping peace or good behaviour
    • Section-374: Appeals from convictions
    • Section-378: Appeal in case of acquittal
    • Section-382: Petition of appeal
    • Section-386: Powers of the Appellate Court
    • Section-389: Suspension of sentence pending the appeal; release of appellant on bail
    • Section-391: Appellate Court may take further evidence or direct it to be taken
    • Section-393: Finality of judgments and orders on appeal
    • Section-394: Abatement of appeals

    CHAPTER XXX: REFERENCE AND REVISION

    CHAPTER XXXI: TRANSFER OF CRIMINAL CASES

    • Section-406: Power of Supreme Court to transfer cases and appeals
    • Section-407: Power of High Court to transfer cases and appeals
    • Section-408: Power of Sessions Judge to transfer cases and appeals

    CHAPTER XXXII: EXECUTION, SUSPENSION, REMISSION AND COMMUTATION OF SENTENCES

    B.- Imprisionment

    C.- Levy of fine

    D.- General provisions regarding execution

    • Section-427: Sentence on offender already sentenced for another offence
    • Section-428: Period of detention undergone by the accused to be set off against the sentence of imprisonment
    • Section-429: Saving

    E.- Suspension, remission and commutation of sentences

    • Section-432: Power to suspend or remit sentences
    • Section-433: Power to commute sentence
    • Section-434: Concurrent power of Central Government in case of death sentences
    • Section-435: State Government to act after consultation with Central Government in certain cases

    CHAPTER XXXIII: PROVISIONS AS TO BAIL AND BONDS

    • Section-436-A: Maximum period for which an under trial prisoner can be detained
    • Section-437: When bail may be taken in case of non-bailable offence
    • Section-437-A: Bail to require accused to appear before next appellate Court
    • Section-438: Direction for grant of bail to person apprehending arrest
    • Section-439: Special powers of High Court or Court of Session regarding bail
    • Section-440: Amount of bond and reduction thereof
    • Section-441: Bond of accused and sureties
    • Section-441-A: Declaration by sureties
    • Section-444: Discharge of sureties
    • Section-445: Deposit instead of recognizance
    • Section-446: Procedure when bond has been forfeited
    • Section-446-A: Cancellation of bond and bail bond
    • Section-449: Appeal from orders under section 446
    • Section-450: Power to direct levy of amount due on certain recognizances

    CHAPTER XXXV: IRREGULAR PROCEEDINGS

    • Section-460: Irregularities which do not vitiate proceedings
    • Section-461: Irregularities which vitiate proceedings
    • Section-462: Proceedings in wrong place
    • Section-463: Non-compliance with provisions of section 164 or section 281
    • Section-464: Effect of omission to frame, or absence of, or error in, charge
    • Section-465: Finding or sentence when reversible by reason of error, omission or irregularity
    • Section-466: Defect or error not to make attachment unlawful

    CHAPTER XXXVI: LIMITATION FOR TAKING COGNIZANCE OF CERTAIN OFFENCES

    • Section-468: Bar to taking cognizance after lapse of the period of limitation
    • Section-469: Commencement of the period of limitation
    • Section-470: Exclusion of time in certain cases
    • Section-471: Exclusion of date on which Court is closed
    • Section-472: Continuing offence
    • Section-473: Extension of period of limitation in certain cases

    CHAPTER XXXVII: MISCELLANEOUS

    • Section-482: Saving of inherent power of High Court
    • Section-483: Duty of High Court to exercise continuous superintendence over Courts of Judicial Magistrates

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