What is Power to summon persons? What is Inquiry by Magistrate into cause of death? Section 175 and 176 of Code of Criminal Procedure 1973
Power to summon persons and Inquiry by Magistrate into cause of death are defined under Section 175 and 176 of CRPC 1973. Provisions under these sections are:
Section 175 of CRPC "Power to summon persons"
(1) A police officer
proceeding under section 174 may, by order in writing, summon two or
more persons as aforesaid for the purpose of the said investigation,
and any other person who appears to be acquainted with the facts of
the case and every person so summoned shall be bound to attend and
to answer truly all questions other than questions the answers to
which would have a tendency to expose him to a criminal charge or to
a penalty or forfeiture.
Section 176 of CRPC "Inquiry by Magistrate into cause of death"
(1) When any person
dies while in the custody of the police, the nearest Magistrate
empowered to hold inquests shall, and in any other case mentioned in
sub-section (1) of section 174, any Magistrate so empowered may hold
an inquiry into the cause of death either instead of, or in addition
to, the investigation held by the police officer; and if he does so,
he shall have all the powers in conducting it which he would have in
holding an inquiry into an offence.
INFORMATION TO THE POLICE AND THEIR POWERS TO INVESTIGATE
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