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Waryam Singh Vs. the State of Punjab - Court Judgment

LegalCrystal Citation
SubjectCriminal
CourtPunjab and Haryana High Court
Decided On
Judge
Reported in1978CriLJ762
AppellantWaryam Singh
RespondentThe State of Punjab
Cases ReferredPatananchala China Lingaiah v. State
Excerpt:
.....226 and 227 of constitution, if any order/judgment/decree is passed in exercise of jurisdiction under article 226, a writ appeal will lie. but, no writ appeal will lie against a judgment/order/decree passed by a single judge in exercising powers of superintendence under article 227 of the constitution. - 2 indicating that according to the police he had not committed the offence complained against. . a reading of sections 193 and 319 of the code clearly establishes that after the court of session has taken cognizance of a case which has been committed to it, it has the power under section 319 to summon any person other than the accused who appears to it to have committed any offence for which he could be had together with the accused......accused-persons challaned by the police under sections 307/325/324/323/149 and 148, indian penal code were committed by judicial magistrate 1st class, zira, to the court of session. in the report submitted under section 173 of the code of criminal procedure, waryam singh was mentioned in column no. 2 indicating that according to the police he had not committed the offence complained against. when the case was taken up by the additional sessions judge, ferozepore, he upon a consideration of the material on record, passed the impugned order summoning waryam singh as an accused. feeling aggrieved, waryam singh has filed this petition under section 482 of the code for quashing the impugned order.2. in surinder kumar v. state of punjab (1977) 79 pun lr 454 : 1977 cri lj 1728 i expressed the.....
Judgment:
ORDER

S.C Mital, J.

1. In this case, the- six accused-persons challaned by the police Under Sections 307/325/324/323/149 and 148, Indian Penal Code were committed by Judicial Magistrate 1st Class, Zira, to the Court of Session. In the report submitted Under Section 173 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, Waryam Singh was mentioned in Column No. 2 indicating that according to the police he had not committed the offence complained against. When the case was taken up by the Additional Sessions Judge, Ferozepore, he upon a consideration of the material on record, passed the impugned order summoning Waryam Singh as an accused. Feeling aggrieved, Waryam Singh has filed this petition Under Section 482 of the Code for quashing the impugned order.

2. In Surinder Kumar v. State of Punjab (1977) 79 Pun LR 454 : 1977 Cri LJ 1728 I expressed the view that the Magistrate While conducting commitment proceedings in a case exclusively triable by the Court o$ Session can commit only the accused-persons challaned by the police. The person mentioned in Column No. 2 of the police report Under Section 173 of the Code could not be committed to the Court of Session by the Magistrate. Whether the Court of Session in the absence of commitment, would be in a position to proceed against the person mentioned in Column No. 2 of the report above-said, was the question left open by me. In the instant case this question has directly arisen. Reference in this regard may be made to Daya Singh v. State of Punjab, Cr. M. No. 559-M of 1977 : 1977 Pun LJ (Cri) 246, decided by R. N. Mittal J. on 2nd March, 1977. The learned Judge upon an examination of the provisions of Ss- 193 and 319 of the Code, held that the Court of Session has jurisdiction Under Section 319 to proceed against the persons not charge-sheeted by the police but mentioned in Column No. 2 of their report.

3. learned counsel for Waryam Singh pointed out that in Patananchala China Lingaiah v. State, 1977 Cri LJ 415 (AP), a learned Judge of the Andhra Pradesh High Court expressed a contrary view. This ruling was not cited before R. N. Mittal J. Section 193 of the Code of Criminal Procedure lays down (at p. 416):

Except as otherwise expressly provided by this Code or by any other law for the time being in force, no Court of Session shall take cognizance of any offence as a Court of original jurisdiction unless the case has been committed to it by a Magistrate under this Code.

In the above-cited ruling of the Andhra Pradesh High Court, the learned Judge, I may say with due respects, did not give effect to the opening words 'Except as otherwise expressly provided by this Code' of Section 193. In Daya Singh's case 1977 Pun LJ (Cri) 246 (supra), R. N. Mittal J. gave full effect to these words occurring in Section 193 and held that the exception was provided by Section 319 of the Code. Upon a full examination of the provisions of Section 319 of the Code, R. N. Mittal if. held;.

A reading of Sections 193 and 319 of the Code clearly establishes that after the Court of Session has taken cognizance of a case which has been committed to it, it has the power Under Section 319 to summon any person other than the accused who appears to it to have committed any offence for which he could be had together with the accused.

4. I am in respectful agreement with the above-quoted observations of R.N. Mittal J. This petition, therefore, fails and the same is hereby dismissed.


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