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In Re: Krishna Reddy and ors. - Court Judgment

LegalCrystal Citation
SubjectCriminal
CourtChennai
Decided On
Judge
Reported in5Ind.Cas.881
AppellantIn Re: Krishna Reddy and ors.
Cases ReferredRama Aiyar v. Venkatachala Padayachi
Excerpt:
criminal procedure code (act v of 1898), sections 195 and 428 - further evidence--powers of appellate court. - .....further enquiry by a district munsif in regard to a matter dealt with by him under section 195, criminal procedure code. it was held that such jurisdiction was not inherent because not incidental to the proper exercise of the powers given to the district court by the section, nor were they given by any section of the civil or criminal procedure code.2. though that was in a civil court and the present case arose in a criminal court, we think the same reasoning must be held applicable. the power to take, or call for, further evidence given by section 428, criminal procedure code, is expressly limited to appeals under that chapter i.e., under chapter xxxi of the code. section 195 is not part of that chapter, nor does the section itself give any power to call for further evidence.3. we.....
Judgment:
ORDER

1. in the case of Rama Aiyar v. Venkatachala Padayachi 30 M.k 311 : 2 M.L.T. 84 : 17 M.L.J. 123 : 5 Cri. L.J. 288, it was held that a District Judge had no jurisdiction to order further enquiry by a District Munsif in regard to a matter dealt with by him under Section 195, Criminal Procedure Code. It was held that such jurisdiction was not inherent because not incidental to the proper exercise of the powers given to the District Court by the section, nor were they given by any section of the Civil or Criminal Procedure Code.

2. Though that was in a Civil Court and the present case arose in a Criminal Court, we think the same reasoning must be held applicable. The power to take, or call for, further evidence given by Section 428, Criminal Procedure Code, is expressly limited to appeals under that Chapter i.e., under Chapter XXXI of the Code. Section 195 is not part of that Chapter, nor does the section itself give any power to call for further evidence.

3. We must, therefore, hold that the District Magistrate had no power to make the order calling for further evidence.

4. We set aside the order and direct the District Magistrate to restore the case to his file and deal with it according to law.


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