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The Queen Vs. Alexander Reddon - Court Judgment

LegalCrystal Citation
SubjectCriminal
CourtChennai
Decided On
Judge
Reported in(1885)ILR6Mad286
AppellantThe Queen
RespondentAlexander Reddon
Excerpt:
criminal procedure code, 1872, section 308 - compensation--offence complained of. - - the sale to the purchaser is not the offence complained of within the meaning of section 308 of the code of criminal procedure.muttusami ayyar, j.1. as ruled by this court on third december 1872, it was not lawful for the senior assistant magistrate to direct payment of part of the fine as compensation to an innocent purchaser of stolen property. the sale to the purchaser is not the offence complained of within the meaning of section 308 of the code of criminal procedure. the sentence of the senior assistant magistrate will be amended by striking out the words 'of which rs. 4-8-0 will be paid to mr. lewin, who purchased the ring for that amount.'
Judgment:

Muttusami Ayyar, J.

1. As ruled by this Court on third December 1872, it was not lawful for the Senior Assistant Magistrate to direct payment of part of the fine as compensation to an innocent purchaser of stolen property. The sale to the purchaser is not the offence complained of within the meaning of Section 308 of the Code of Criminal Procedure. The sentence of the Senior Assistant Magistrate will be amended by striking out the words 'of which Rs. 4-8-0 will be paid to Mr. Lewin, who purchased the ring for that amount.'


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