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

When Registrar or Sub-Registrar to be deemed a Civil Court, Discharge of offender on submission apology and Imprisonment or committal of person refusing to answer or produce document are defined under Section 347, 348 and 349 of CRPC 1973. Provision under these sections are:

 

 

 

Section 347 of CRPC "When Registrar or Sub-Registrar to be deemed a Civil Court"

When the State Government so directs, any Registrar or any Sub-Registrar appointed under the Registration Act, 1908 (16 of 1908), shall be deemed to be a Civil Court within the meaning of Section 345 and 346.

 

Section 348 of CRPC "Discharge of offender on submission apology"

When any Court has under Section 345 adjudged an offender to punishment, or has under Section forwarded him to a Magistrate for trial, for refusing or omitting to do anything which he was lawfully required to do or for any intentional insult or interruption, the Court may, in its discretion, discharge the offender or remit the punishment on his submission to the order or requisition of such court, or on apology being made to its satisfaction.

 

Section 349 of CRPC "Imprisonment or committal of person refusing to answer or produce document"

If any witness or person called to produce a document or thing before a Criminal Court refuses to answer such questions as are put to him or to produce any document or thing in his possession or power which the Court requires him to produce, and does not, after a reasonable opportunity has been given to him so to do, offer any reasonable excuse for such refusal, such Court may, for reasons to be recorded in writing, sentence him to simple imprisonment, or by warrant under the hand of the Presiding Magistrate or Judge commit him to the custody of an officer of the Court for any term not exceeding seven days, unless in the meantime, such person consents to be examined and to answer, or to produce the document or thing and in the event of his persisting in his refusal, he may be dealt with according to the provisions of section 345 or section 346.

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