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In Re: Mogambara Pattan and ors. - Court Judgment

LegalCrystal Citation
SubjectCriminal
CourtChennai
Decided On
Judge
Reported in34Ind.Cas.305; (1915)28MLJ379
AppellantIn Re: Mogambara Pattan and ors.
Excerpt:
madras towns nuisances act (mad. iii of 1889), sections 6, 7 - gambling in common gammy house, conviction for--appeal--appellate court, finding of--not common goining house--retrial, propriety of order for--criminal procedure code (act v of 1898), section 423(1). - .....magistrate found same material already on record tending to indicate that the house was a common gaming house or unless the magistrate was given by the prosecution assurance of sufficient weight indicating that there would be produced practically unimpeachable evidence that the gaming took place in a common gaming house if a re-trial was ordered, he ought not to have sent back the case for re-trial and ought to have acquitted the accused in the absence of evidence to show that the house where they word found gaming was a common gaming house, that is, a house kept by the owner of it for profit and to be used by the public indiscriminately (or practically indiscriminately) for gaming purposes.2. so much of the order of the lower court as directs a re-trial is quashed. a similar.....
Judgment:
ORDER

Sadasiva Aiyar, J.

1. Unless the appellate Magistrate found same material already on record tending to indicate that the house was a common gaming house or unless the Magistrate was given by the prosecution assurance of sufficient weight indicating that there would be produced practically unimpeachable evidence that the gaming took place in a common gaming house if a re-trial was ordered, he ought not to have sent back the case for re-trial and ought to have acquitted the accused in the absence of evidence to show that the house where they word found gaming was a common gaming house, that is, a house kept by the owner of it for profit and to be used by the public indiscriminately (or practically indiscriminately) for gaming purposes.

2. So much of the order of the lower Court as directs a re-trial is quashed. A similar order is made in the connected petition.


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