Appearance by Public Prosecutors, What is permission to conduct prosecution? Section 301 and 302 of Code of Criminal Procedure 1973

Appearance by Public Prosecutors and Permission to conduct prosecution are defined under Section 301 and 302 of CRPC 1973. Provisions under these sections are:

Section 301 of CRPC "Appearance by Public Prosecutors"

(1) The Public Prosecutor or Assistant Public Prosecutor in charge of a case may appear and plead without any written authority before any Court in which that case is under inquiry, trial or appeal.

(2) If in any such case any private person instructs a pleader to prosecute any person in any Court, the Public Prosecutor or Assistant Public Prosecutor in charge of the case shall conduct the prosecution, and the pleader so instructed shall act therein under the directions of the Public Prosecutor or Assistant Public Prosecutor, and may, with the permission of the Court, submit written arguments after the evidence is closed in the case.

STATE AMENDMENT

West Bengal:- Substitute the following for sub-sec. 301 (I)

(1)(a) The Public Prosecutor in charge of a case may appear and plead without any written authority before any Court in which that case is under inquiry, trial or appeal.

(b) The Assistant Public Prosecutor in charge of a case may appear and plead without any written authority before any Court in which that case is under inquiry or trial."

W.B. Act No. 26 of 1990, enforcement date not yet notified.

Section 302 of CRPC "Permission to conduct prosecution"

(1) Any Magistrate inquiring into or trying a case may permit the prosecution to be conducted by any person other than a police officer below the rank of inspector, but no person, other than the Advocate-General, or Government Advocate or a Public Prosecutor or Assistant Public Prosecutor, shall be entitled to do so without such permission:

Provided that no police officer shall be permitted to conduct the prosecution if he has taken part in the investigation into the offence with respect to which the accused is being prosecuted.

(2) Any person conducting the prosecution may do so personally or by a pleader.

GENERAL PROVISIONS AS TO INQUIRIES AND TRIALS

Person once convicted or acquitted not to be tried for same offence? Section 300 of Code of Criminal Procedure 1973

Appearance by Public Prosecutors, What is permission to conduct prosecution? Section 301 and 302 of Code of Criminal Procedure 1973

What are the Rights of person against whom proceedings instituted to be defended? What is Legal aid to accused at State expense in certain cases? Section 303 and 304 of Code of Criminal Procedure 1973

What is the procedure when corporation or registered society is an accused? Section 305 of Code of Criminal Procedure 1973

What is Tender of pardon to accomplice? Who has power to direct tender of pardon? Section 306 and 307 of Code of Criminal Procedure 1973

What is Trial of person not complying with conditions of pardon? What is Power to postpone or adjourn proceedings? Section 308 and 309 of Code of Criminal Procedure 1973

What is Local Inspection? What is power to summon material witness, or examine Person? What is present Expenses of complainants and witnesses? Section 310, 311 and 312 of Code of Criminal Procedure 1973

What is Power to examine the accused? What is Oral arguments and memorandum of arguments? Section 313 and 314 of Code of Criminal Procedure 1973

What is the meaning of accused person to be competent witness? What is the meaning of no Influence to be used to induce disclosure? What is the Provision for inquiries and trial being held in the absence of accused in certain cases? Section 315, 316 and 317 of Code of Criminal Procedure 1973

What is the Procedure where accused does not understand proceedings? What is Power to proceed against other persons appearing to be guilty of offence? Section 318 and 319 of Code of Criminal Procedure 1973

 

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