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The Public Prosecutor Vs. Manikka Gramani and 9 ors. - Court Judgment

LegalCrystal Citation
SubjectCriminal
CourtChennai
Decided On
Reported in(1906)16MLJ546
AppellantThe Public Prosecutor
RespondentManikka Gramani and 9 ors.
Excerpt:
- .....is erroneous.2. the sub-divisional magistrate, as the court hearing appeals from the second class magistrate, had jurisdiction under section 423(1)(6) of the code of criminal procedure to reverse the finding and sentence of the second class magistrate and to 'order a retrial by a court of competent jurisdiction subordinate' to him as an appellate court. these latter words when read with section 528 ace not to be taken as words of limitation, and do not exclude the appellate court from itself trying the offender, the offence being one within the ordinary jurisdiction of the sub-divisional magistrate. this was expressly decided by this court in the case of vadakadeth kanaram in criminal revision case no. 271 of 1890 reported in weir's law of offences, 4th edition, p 481.3. the.....
Judgment:
ORDER

Benson, J.

1. The petition is not opposed. I am of opinion that the order of the Sessions Judge directing a retrial is erroneous.

2. The Sub-divisional Magistrate, as the Court hearing appeals from the Second Class Magistrate, had jurisdiction under Section 423(1)(6) of the Code of Criminal Procedure to reverse the finding and sentence of the Second Class Magistrate and to 'order a retrial by a Court of competent jurisdiction subordinate' to him as an appellate court. These latter words when read with Section 528 ace not to be taken as words of limitation, and do not exclude the appellate court from itself trying the offender, the offence being one within the ordinary jurisdiction of the Sub-divisional Magistrate. This was expressly decided by this Court in the case of Vadakadeth Kanaram in Criminal Revision Case No. 271 of 1890 reported in Weir's Law of Offences, 4th edition, P 481.

3. The Sessions Judge was also in error in holding that the Sub-divisional Magistrate entertained the complaint under Section 190(1)(c). If that section had any application at all it is clear that the Magistrate acted under Clause (b) as he had before him the Police Charge sheet stating all the facts.

4. The order of the Sessions Judge is set aside and he is directed to restore the appeal to his file and to dispose of it according to law.


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