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The State Vs. Ram Abatar Roy - Court Judgment

LegalCrystal Citation
SubjectCriminal
CourtKolkata High Court
Decided On
Case NumberCriminal Ref. 55 of 1956
Judge
Reported inAIR1960Cal451,1960CriLJ899
ActsCode of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) , 1898 - Section 438
AppellantThe State
RespondentRam Abatar Roy
Appellant AdvocateSambhunath Banerjee, Adv.
Respondent AdvocateKali Mohan Chakrabarty, Adv.
DispositionReference rejected
Cases Referred and Hiraman De v. Ram Kumar Ain.
Excerpt:
- .....mitter, j. 1. this is a reference under section 438 of the code of criminal procedure made by the learned additional district magistrate of 24-parganas recommending that an order of a learned assistant sessions judge at alipore be set aside.2. mr. kali mohan chakrabarty appearing ob behalf of the opposite party contends that this reference is incompetent, because so far as the additional district magistrate is concerned, the court of an assistant sessions judge is not an inferior criminal court. this contention appears to us to be unanswerable and is supported by queen empress v. karamdi. ilr 23 cal 250, and hiraman de v. ram kumar ain. ilr 18 cal 186. we must accordingly reject the reference and leave it to the state to take such steps as it may be advised to set aside the order of the.....
Judgment:

J.P. Mitter, J.

1. This is a Reference under Section 438 of the Code of Criminal Procedure made by the learned Additional District Magistrate of 24-Parganas recommending that an order of a learned Assistant Sessions Judge at Alipore be set aside.

2. Mr. Kali Mohan Chakrabarty appearing OB behalf of the opposite party contends that this Reference is incompetent, because so far as the Additional District Magistrate is concerned, the court of an Assistant Sessions Judge is not an inferior criminal court. This contention appears to us to be unanswerable and is supported by Queen Empress v. Karamdi. ILR 23 Cal 250, and Hiraman De v. Ram Kumar Ain. ILR 18 Cal 186. We must accordingly reject the Reference and leave it to the State to take such steps as it may be advised to set aside the order of the learned Assistant Sessions Judge.

Bhattacharya, J.

3. I agree.


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