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Empress of India Vs. Partab - Court Judgment

LegalCrystal Citation
SubjectCriminal
CourtAllahabad High Court
Decided On
Judge
Reported in(1875)ILR1All666
AppellantEmpress of India
RespondentPartab
Excerpt:
punishment whipping act vi of 1864, sections 2, 3 act xlv of 1860 (penal code), sections 378, 411 - theft--dishonestly receiving stolen property act x dof 1872 (criminal procedure code), sections 704, 505--security for good behaviour. - - 2. in making an order for security for good behaviour i presume that the magistrate holds the powers of a first class magistrate, and that he was acting under section 505 of the criminal procedure code. there should have been a proceeding drawn out representing that the magistrate from the evidence as to general character adduced before him in this case, was satisfied that partab was by repute an offender within the terms of section 505 of the criminal procedure code, and therefore security woidd be required from him......punished for a similar offence to that with which he was now charged. he stated that be had been twice punished for theft, but the offence of theft is not the same offence as that of dishonestly receiving stolen properly, knowing the same to have been stolen. whipping therefore should not have been added as a punishment, and that portion of the sentence is annulled.2. in making an order for security for good behaviour i presume that the magistrate holds the powers of a first class magistrate, and that he was acting under section 505 of the criminal procedure code. i have some doubt whether the magistrate had adduced before him such evidence as to general character as to justify his dealing with the accused as a person known by repute to be a thief or receiver of stolen property. he had.....
Judgment:

Spankie, J.

1. The whipping in this case might have been awarded in lien of the punishment to which the accused was liable under Section 411, and if previously convicted of an offence under this section, he might have been punished with whipping in lieu of or in addition to any other for which he would have been liable for the offence, But there is no record of the previous convictions of accused. He does not admit that be was twice before punished for a similar offence to that with which he was now charged. He stated that be had been twice punished for theft, but the offence of theft is not the same offence as that of dishonestly receiving stolen properly, knowing the same to have been stolen. Whipping therefore should not have been added as a punishment, and that portion of the sentence is annulled.

2. In making an order for security for good behaviour I presume that the Magistrate holds the powers of a first class Magistrate, and that he was acting under Section 505 of the Criminal Procedure Code. I have some doubt whether the Magistrate had adduced before him such evidence as to general character as to justify his dealing with the accused as a person known by repute to be a thief or receiver of stolen property. He had already sentenced the accused for the offence of which he was found guilty, and in the record of the trial I find no evidence from which it could he gathered that the accused was by repute a receiver of stolen property. Hut. the prisoner certainly allowed that he had been punished twice for theft, and here ho was again fried and found guilty of receiving stolen property. I am therefore unwilling to disturb the order. But the order should be no part of the sentence for the offence of which accused was convicted. There should have been a proceeding drawn out representing that the Magistrate from the evidence as to general character adduced before him in this case, was satisfied that Partab was by repute an offender within the terms of Section 505 of the Criminal Procedure Code, and therefore security woidd be required from him. Hut as he had been sentenced to two years' rigorous imprisonment, which term has not expired, an order should have been recorded to the effect that, on the expiration of the term, the prisoner should be brought up for the purpose of being bound (Clause 2 Section 504)


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