What is the Procedure in case of accused being lunatic? What is the Procedure in case of person of unsound mind tried before Court? Release of lunatic pending investigation or trial Section 328, 329 and 330 of Code of Criminal Procedure 1973

Procedure in case of accused being lunatic, Procedure in case of person of unsound mind tried before Court and Release of lunatic pending investigation or trial are defined under Section 328, 329 and 330 of CRPC 1973. Provision under these sections are:

Section 328 of CRPC "Procedure in case of accused being lunatic"

 (1)When a Magistrate holding an inquiry has reason to believe that the person against whom the inquiry is being held is of unsound mind and consequently incapable of making his defence, the Magistrate shall inquire into the fact of such unsoundness of mind, and shall cause such person to be examined by the civil surgeon of the district or such other medical officer as the State Government may direct, and thereupon shall examine such surgeon or other officer as a witness, and shall reduce the examination to writing.

(2) Pending such examination and inquiry, the Magistrate may deal with such person in accordance with the provisions of Section 330.

(3) If such Magistrate is of opinion that the person referred to in sub-section (1) is of unsound mind and consequently incapable of making his defence, he shall record a finding to that effect and shall postpone further proceedings in the case.

Section 329 of CRPC "Procedure in case of person of unsound mind tried before Court"

(1) If at the trial of any person before a Magistrate or Court of Session, it appears to the Magistrate or Court that such person is of unsound mind and consequently incapable of making his defence, the Magistrate or Court shall, in the first instance, try the fact of such unsoundness and incapacity, and if the Magistrate or Court, after considering such medical and other evidence as may be produced before him or it, is satisfied of the fact, he or it shall record a finding to that effect and shall postpone further proceedings in the case.

(2) The trial of the fact of the unsoundness of mind and incapacity of the accused shall be deemed to be part of his trial before the Magistrate or Court.

Section 330 of CRPC "Release of lunatic pending investigation or trial"

(1)Whenever a person is found under Section 328, or Section 329 to be of unsound mind and incapable of making his defence, the Magistrate or Court, as the case may be, whether the case is one in which bail may be taken or not, may release him on sufficient security being given that he shall be properly taken care of and shall be prevented from doing injury to himself or to any person, and for his appearance when required before the Magistrate or Court or such office as the Magistrate or Court appoints in this behalf.

(2) If the case is one in which, in the opinion of the Magistrate or Court, bail should not be taken, or if sufficient security is not given, the Magistrate or Court, as the case may be, shall order the accused to be detained in safe custody in such place and manner as he or it may think fit, and shall report the action taken to the State Government:

Provided that no order for the detention of the accused in a lunatic asylum shall be made otherwise than in accordance with such rules as the State Government may have made under the Indian Lunacy Act, 1912 (4 of 1912)

PROVISIONS AS TO ACCUSED PERSONS OF UNSOUND MIND

What is the Procedure in case of accused being lunatic? What is the Procedure in case of person of unsound mind tried before Court? Release of lunatic pending investigation or trial Section 328, 329 and 330 of Code of Criminal Procedure 1973

What is Resumption of inquiry or trial? What is Procedure on accused appearing before Magistrate or Court? When accused appears to have been of sound mind? Section 331, 332 and 333 of Code of Criminal Procedure 1973

What is Judgment of acquittal on ground of unsoundness of mind? What is the meaning of Person acquitted on such ground to be detained in safe custody? What is Power of State Government to empower officer-in-charge to discharge? Section 334, 335 and 336 of Code of Criminal Procedure 1973

What is Procedure where lunatic prisoner is reported capable of making his defence? What is the Procedure where lunatic detained is declared fit to be released? Delivery of lunatic to care of relative or friend. Section 337, 338 and 339 of Code of Criminal Procedure 1973

PROVISIONS AS TO OFFENCES AFFECTING THE ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE

What is the Procedure in cases mentioned in Section 195? Appeal What is the Power to order costs?. Section 340, 341 and 342 of Code of Criminal Procedure 1973

What is the Procedure of Magistrate taking cognizance? What is Summary procedure for trial for giving false evidence? Section 343 and 344 of Code of Criminal Procedure 1973

What is the Procedure in certain cases of contempt? What is the Procedure where Court considers that case should not be dealt with under Section 345? Section 345 and 346 of Code of Criminal Procedure 1973

When Registrar or Sub-Registrar to be deemed a Civil Court? What is discharge of offender on submission apology? What is imprisonment or committal of person refusing to answer or produce document? Section 347, 348 and 349 of Code of Criminal Procedure 1973

What is summary procedure for punishment for non-attendance by a witness in obedience to summons? What is appeals from convictions under Sections 344, 345, 349 and 350? What is the meaning of certain Judges and Magistrates not to try certain offences when committed before themselves? Section 350, 351 and 352 of Code of Criminal Procedure 1973

What is Judgment? What should be Language and contents of judgment? Section 353 and 354 of Code of Criminal Procedure 1973

 

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