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

Trial for more than one offence is defined under Section 220 of CRPC 1973. Provisions under this section is:

Section 220 of CRPC "Trial for more than one offence"

(1) If, in one series of acts so connected together as to form the same transaction, more offences than one are committed by the same person, he may be charged with, and tried at one trial for, every such offence.

(2) When a person charged with one or more offences of criminal breach of trust or dishonest misappropriation of property as provided in sub-section (2) of section 212 or in sub-section (1) of section 219, is accused of committing, for the purpose of facilitating or concealing the commission of that offence or those offences, one or more offences of falsification of accounts, he may be charged with, and tried at one trial for, every such offence.

(3) If the acts alleged constitute an offence falling within two or more separate definitions of any law in force for the time being by which offences are defined or punished, the person accused of them may be charged with, and tried at one trial for, each of such offences.

(4) If several acts, of which one or more than one would by itself or themselves constitute an offence, constitute when combined a different offence, the person accused of them may be charged with, and tried at one trial for the offence constituted by such acts when combined, and for any offence constituted by any one, or more, of such acts.

(5) Nothing contained in this section shall affect section 71 of the Indian Penal Code(45 of 1860)

Illustrations to sub-section (1)

(a) A rescues B, a person in lawful custody, and in so doing causes grievous hurt to C, a constable in whose custody B was.A may be charged with, and convicted of, offences under sections 225 and 333 of the Indian Penal Code(45 of 1860).

(b) A commits house-breaking by day with intent to commit adultery, and commits, in the house so entered, adultery with B's wife.A may be separately charged with, and convicted of, offences under sections 454 and 497 of the Indian Penal Code (45 of 1860).

(c) A entices B, the wife of C, away from C, with intent to commit adultery with B, and then commits adultery with her.A may be separately charged with , and convicted of, offences under sections 498 and 497 of the Indian Penal Code(45 of 1860).

(d) A has in his possession several seals, knowing them to be counterfeit and intending to use them for the purpose of committing several forgeries punishable under section 466 of the Indian Penal Code(45 of 1860).A may be separately charged with, and convicted of, the possession of each seal under section 473 of the Indian Penal Code.

(e) With intent to cause injury to B, A institutes a criminal proceeding against him, knowing that there is no just or lawful ground for such proceeding, and also falsely accuses B of having committed an offence, knowing that there is no just or lawful ground for such charge.A may be separately charged with, and convicted of, two offences under section 211 of the Indian Penal Code(45 of 1860)

(f) A, with intent to cause injury to B, falsely accuses him of having committed an offence, knowing that there is no just or lawful ground for such charge.On the trial, A gives false evidence against B, intending thereby to cause B to be convicted of a capital offence.A may be separately charged with, and convicted of, offences under sections 211 and 194 of the Indian Penal Code(45 of 1860).

(g) A, with six others, commits the offences of rioting, grievous hurt and assaulting a public servant endeavouring in the discharge of his duty as such to suppress the riot.A may be separately charged with, and convicted of offences under sections 147, 325 and 152 of the Indian Penal Code(45 of 1860).

(h) A threatens B, C and D at the same time with injury to their persons with intent to cause alarm to them.A may be separately charged with, and convicted of, each of the three offences under section 506 of the Indian Penal Code (45 of 1860).

The separate charges referred to in Illustrations (a) to (h), respectively, may be tried at the same time.

(I) Where it is doubtful what offence has been committed.- A wrongfully strikes B with a cane.A may be separately charged with and convicted of, offences under sections 352 and 323 of the Indian Penal Code (45 of 1860).

(j) Several stolen sacks of corn are made over to A and B, who knew they are stolen property, for the purpose of concealing them.A and B thereupon voluntarily assist each other to conceal the sacks at the bottom of a grain-pit.A and B may be separately charged with, and convicted of, offences under sections 41 and 414 of the Indian Penal Code (45 of 1860).

(k) A exposes her child with the knowledge that she is thereby likely to cause its death.The child dies in consequence of such exposure.A may be separately charged with and convicted of, offences under sections 317 and 304 of the Indian Penal Code (45 of 1860).

(l) A dishonestly uses a forged document as genuine evidence, in order to convict B, a public servant, of an offence under section 167 of the Indian Penal Code(45 of 1860).A may be separately charged with, and convicted of, offences under sections 471 (read with section 466) and 196 of that Code.

Illustration to sub-section (4)
(m) A commits robbery on B, and in doing so voluntarily causes hurt to him.A may be separately charged with, and convicted of, offences under sections 323, 392 and 394 of the Indian Penal Code (45 of 1860).

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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