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Tulla and ors. Vs. Emperor - Court Judgment

LegalCrystal Citation
CourtAllahabad
Decided On
Judge
Reported inAIR1919All72(1); 54Ind.Cas.250
AppellantTulla and ors.
RespondentEmperor
Excerpt:
public gambling act (iii of 1867), sections 3, 4, conviction under - money found on persons of accused, whether can be confiscated. - lindsay, j.1. this case has been referred by the sessions judge of saharanpur for the purpose of having an order passed by a magistrate set aside. the magistrate was dealing with a case under the gambling act and after convicting the persons who were accused before him, he made an order confiscating some of the money which was found in possession of the persons concerned. the judge, i think, is right in saying that the law does not contemplate the confiscation of the money found on the person of the accused. he refers to a ruling of this court, maturwa v. emperoi 46 ind. cas. 166 : 16 a.l.j. 428 : 40 a. 617 : 19 cr. l.j. 700. i accept the recommendation of the learned judge and direct that the order of confiscation be set aside.
Judgment:

Lindsay, J.

1. This case has been referred by the Sessions Judge of Saharanpur for the purpose of having an order passed by a Magistrate set aside. The Magistrate was dealing with a case under the Gambling act and after convicting the persons who were accused before him, he made an order confiscating some of the money which was found in possession of the persons concerned. The Judge, I think, is right in saying that the law does not contemplate the confiscation of the money found on the person of the accused. He refers to a ruling of this Court, Maturwa v. Emperoi 46 Ind. Cas. 166 : 16 A.L.J. 428 : 40 A. 617 : 19 Cr. L.J. 700. I accept the recommendation of the learned Judge and direct that the order of confiscation be set aside.


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