What is Offence committed outside India? When an offence is committed outside India? What is Receipt of evidence relating to offences committed outside India? Section 188 and 189 of Code of Criminal Procedure 1973

Offence committed outside India, When an offence is committed outside India and Receipt of evidence relating to offences committed outside India are defined under Section 188 and 189 of CRPC 1973. Provisions under these sections are:

 

 

Section 188 of CRPC "Offence committed outside India.- When an offence is committed outside India"

(a) by a citizen of India, whether on the high seas or elsewhere; or

(b) by a person, not being such citizen, on any ship or aircraft registered in India,

he may be dealt with in respect of such offence as if it had been committed at any place within India at which he may be found:

Provided that, notwithstanding anything in any of the preceding sections of this Chapter, no such offence shall be inquired into or tried in India except with the previous sanction of the Central Government.

 

Section 189 of CRPC "Receipt of evidence relating to offences committed outside India"

When any offence alleged to have been committed in a territory outside India is being inquired into or tried under the provisions of section 188, the Central Government may, if it thinks fit, direct that copies of depositions made or exhibits produced before a Judicial officer in or for that territory or before a diplomatic or consular representative of India in or for that territory shall be received as evidence by the Court holding such inquiry or trial in any case in which such Court might issue a commission for taking evidence as to the matters to which such depositions or exhibits relate.

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