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Hriday Govinda Sur Vs. Emperor - Court Judgment

LegalCrystal Citation
SubjectCriminal
CourtKolkata
Decided On
Judge
Reported in(1925)ILR52Cal148
AppellantHriday Govinda Sur
RespondentEmperor
Excerpt:
local inspection - inspection note made in the presence of the pleaders of the parties--omission to exhibit the note as part of the record--illegality of the conviction--criminal procedure code (act v of 1898), section 539b(2). - .....the second of the two grounds on which it was granted, namely, that the trial magistrate did not comply with the provisions of section 539b. it appears that the trying magistrate inspected the place under the provisions of that section, and also that he drew up a diagram and made an inspection note thereon. bat he omitted to comply with the provisions of the second clause of this section and the note did not form part of the record of the case. this provision in the section is in our opinion mandatory, and the failure to comply with this express direction of law was an illegality, and not an irregularity which could be cured if we held that there was was no prejudice to the accused.2. we, accordingly, set aside the conviction and sentence passed on the petitioner, and direct that the.....
Judgment:

Newbould and Mukerji, JJ.

1. This Bale must be made absolute on the second of the two grounds on which it was granted, namely, that the trial Magistrate did not comply with the provisions of Section 539B. It appears that the trying Magistrate inspected the place under the provisions of that section, and also that he drew up a diagram and made an inspection note thereon. Bat he omitted to comply with the provisions of the second clause of this section and the note did not form part of the record of the case. This provision in the section is in our opinion mandatory, and the failure to comply with this express direction of law was an illegality, and not an irregularity which could be cured if we held that there was was no prejudice to the accused.

2. We, accordingly, set aside the conviction and sentence passed on the petitioner, and direct that the accused be re-tried according to law. The fine, if paid, will be refunded.


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