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Darsing Nakma Vs. Emperor - Court Judgment

LegalCrystal Citation
CourtKolkata
Decided On
Judge
Reported in9Ind.Cas.114
AppellantDarsing Nakma
RespondentEmperor
Excerpt:
assam - garo hills--regulation iii of 1884--high court--jurisdiction--laskars--tribal chiefs--compensation for affront--fine. - 1. it is clear from the rules framed under the assam regulation that we have no jurisdiction to deal with this matter. it appears that the petty magistrates who are known as laskars and who appear to be nothing but tribal chiefs have jurisdiction to grant compensation for any kind of affront committed in connection with any petty complaint. a fortiori the magistrate had full jurisdiction to do the same. in fact calling it fine makes no difference as the code of criminal procedure is not in force in those districts.2. the rule is discharged.
Judgment:

1. It is clear from the rules framed under the Assam Regulation that we have no jurisdiction to deal with this matter. It appears that the petty Magistrates who are known as Laskars and who appear to be nothing but tribal Chiefs have jurisdiction to grant compensation for any kind of affront committed in connection with any petty complaint. A fortiori the Magistrate had full jurisdiction to do the same. In fact calling it fine makes no difference as the Code of Criminal Procedure is not in force in those districts.

2. The rule is discharged.


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