What is separate charges for distinct offences? Three offences of same kind within year may be charged together. Section 218 and 219 of Code of Criminal Procedure 1973

Separate charges for distinct offences Three offences of same kind within year may be charged together are defined under Section 218 and 219 of CRPC 1973. Provisions under this section is:

Section 218 of CRPC " Three offences of same kind within year may be charged together"

(1) When a person is accused of more offences than one of the same kind committed within the space of twelve months from the first to the last of such offences, whether in respect of the same person or not, he may be charged with, and tried at one trial for, any number of them not exceeding three.

(2) Offences are of the same kind when they are punishable with the same amount of punishment under the same section of the Indian Penal Code or of any special or local law:

Provided that, for the purposes of this section, an offence punishable under section 379 of the Indian Penal Code(45 of 1860) shall be deemed to be an offence of the same kind as an offence punishable under section 380 of the said Code,(45 of 1860) and that an offence punishable under any section of the said Code, or of any special or local law, shall be deemed to be an offence of the same kind as an attempt to commit such offence, when such an attempt is an offence.

Section 219 of CRPC "Three offences of same kind within year may be charged together"

(1) When a person is accused of more offences than one of the same kind committed within the space of twelve months from the first to the last of such offences, whether in respect of the same person or not, he may be charged with, and tried at one trial for, any number of them not exceeding three.

(2) Offences are of the same kind when they are punishable with the same amount of punishment under the same section of the Indian Penal Code or of any special or local law:

Provided that, for the purposes of this section, an offence punishable under section 379 of the Indian Penal Code(45 of 1860) shall be deemed to be an offence of the same kind as an offence punishable under section 380 of the said Code,(45 of 1860) and that an offence punishable under any section of the said Code, or of any special or local law, shall be deemed to be an offence of the same kind as an attempt to commit such offence, when such an attempt is an offence.

CHARGE - FORM OF CHARGES

What are the contents of charge? Section 211 of Code of Criminal Procedure 1973

What are the Particulars as to time, place and person in case of charge?  When manner of committing offence must be stated? Section 212 and 213 of Code of Criminal Procedure 1973

Words in charge taken in sense of law under which offence is punishable, What are the  Effect of errors, What is the meaning of Court may alter charge? What is Recall of witnesses when charge altered? Section 214, 215, 216 and 217 of Code of Criminal Procedure 1973

JOINDER OF CHARGES

What is separate charges for distinct offences? Three offences of same kind within year may be charged together. Section 218 and 219 of Code of Criminal Procedure 1973

What is Trial for more than one offence?. Section 220 of Code of Criminal Procedure 1973

Where it is doubtful what offence has been committed. When offence proved included in offence charged? Section 221 and 222 of Code of Criminal Procedure 1973

What persons may be charged jointly? Withdrawal of remaining charges on conviction on one of several charges? Section 223 and 224 of Code of Criminal Procedure 1973

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