What is Power of Central Government to appoint company prosecutors What is appeal against acquittal What is Compensation for accusation without reasonable cause Section 443, 444 and 445 of Indian Companies Act 2013

Power of Central Government to appoint company prosecutors, Appeal against acquittal and Compensation for accusation without reasonable cause are defined under Section 443, 444  and 445 of Indian Companies Act 2013. Provisions under these Sections are:


 

Section 443 of Indian Companies Act 2013 "Power of Central Government to appoint company prosecutors"

Notwithstanding anything contained in the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973, the Central Government may appoint generally, or for any case, or in any case, or for any specified class of cases in any local area, one or more persons, as company prosecutors for the conduct of prosecutions arising out of this Act and the persons so appointed as company prosecutors shall have all the powers and privileges conferred by the Code on Public Prosecutors appointed under section 24 of the Code.

 

Section 444 of Indian Companies Act 2013 "Appeal against acquittal"

Notwithstanding anything contained in the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973, the Central Government may, in any case arising under this Act, direct any company prosecutor or authorise any other person either by name or by virtue of his office, to present an appeal from an order of acquittal passed by any court, other than a High Court, and an appeal presented by such prosecutor or other person shall be deemed to have been validly presented to the appellate court.

 

Section 445 of Indian Companies Act 2013 "Compensation for accusation without reasonable cause"

The provisions of section 250 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 shall apply mutatis mutandis to compensation for accusation without reasonable cause before the Special Court or the Court of Session.

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