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The Queen-empress Vs. Sita Nath Mitra - Court Judgment

LegalCrystal Citation
SubjectProperty
CourtKolkata
Decided On
Judge
Reported in(1893)ILR20Cal478
AppellantThe Queen-empress
RespondentSita Nath Mitra
Cases ReferredReg. v. Lallu Karwar
Excerpt:
fine, levy of - realization of fine after death of person fined--moveable property--immoveable property--penal code (act xlv of 1860), section 70--criminal procedure code (act xxv of 1801), section 6--criminal procedure code (act x of 1882), section 386. - .....property which is exacted by section 70 of the penal code can be enforced by distress under the criminal procedure code. that question was not before the court when the letter was written, so far as can be judged.2. the letter is on a question as to the scope of the criminal procedure code act xxy of 1861), section 6, and states that under that section only moveable property within the jurisdiction of the magistrate is, in the life time of the offender, liable. this recognises the fact of the liability of immoveable property after the offender's death under section 70, penal code, but it does not say expressly nor, we think, even by implication, how that liability is to be enforced.3. we think we are free to follow the authority of reg. v. lallu karwar 5 bom h.c. 63 so far, at any.....
Judgment:
ORDER

Pigot and Hill, JJ.

1. We do not understand the Criminal Letter of the High Court, dated the 19th September 1865 (4 W.R. Cr. Let. 6) to lay down, that the liability of the immoveable property which is exacted by Section 70 of the Penal Code can be enforced by distress under the Criminal Procedure Code. That question was not before the Court when the Letter was written, so far as can be judged.

2. The Letter is on a question as to the scope of the Criminal Procedure Code Act XXY of 1861), Section 6, and states that under that section only moveable property within the jurisdiction of the Magistrate is, in the life time of the offender, liable. This recognises the fact of the liability of immoveable property after the offender's death under Section 70, Penal Code, but it does not say expressly nor, we think, even by implication, how that liability is to be enforced.

3. We think we are free to follow the authority of Reg. v. Lallu Karwar 5 Bom H.C. 63 so far, at any rate, as that it cannot be enforced by distress. If no special form of remedy is provided for such a case, it follows that the normal remedy, that by suit, must be the only one. Section 386 does not of course apply to such a case as this.

4. The order of the District Magistrate must therefore be set aside and all proceedings under it, if any, set aside also.


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