Section 255 of CRPC "Acquittal or conviction"
(1) If the Magistrate, upon taking the evidence referred to in section 254 and such further evidence, if any, as he may, of his own motion, cause to be produced, finds the accused not guilty, he shall record an order of acquittal.
(2) Where the Magistrate does not proceed in accordance with the provisions of section 325 or section 360, he shall, if he finds the accused guilty, pass sentence upon him according to law.
(3) A Magistrate may, under section 252 or section 255, convict the accused of any offence triable under this Chapter, which from the facts admitted or proved he appears to have committed, whatever may be the nature of the complaint or summons, if the Magistrate is satisfied that the accused would not be prejudiced thereby.
Section 256 of CRPC "Non-appearance or death of complainant"
(1) If the summons has been issued on complaint, and
on the day appointed for the appearance of the
accused, or any day subsequent thereto to which the
hearing may be adjourned, the complainant does not
appear, the Magistrate shall, notwithstanding
anything hereinbefore contained, acquit the accused,
unless for some reason he thinks it proper to
adjourn the hearing of the case to some other day:
Provided that where the complainant is represented by a pleader or by the officer conducting the prosecution or where the Magistrate is of opinion that the personal attendance of the complainant is not necessary, the Magistrate may dispense with his attendance and proceed with the case.
(2) The provisions of sub-section (1) shall, so far as may be, apply also to cases where the non-appearance of the complainant is due to his death.
TRIAL OF SUMMONS-CASES BY MAGISTRATES
Substance of accusation to be stated. What is conviction on plea of guilty? What is conviction on plea of guilty in absence of accused in petty cases? What is Procedure when not convicted? Section 251, 252, 253 and 254 of Code of Criminal Procedure 1973
What is Withdrawal of complaint? What are the Power to stop proceedings in certain cases? What is the Power of Court to convert summons-cases into warrant-cases? Section 257,258 and 259 of Code of Criminal Procedure 1973
What is Procedure for summary trials? What is Record in summary trials? What is Judgment in cases tried summarily? What is Language of record and judgment? Section 262, 263, 264 and 265 of Code of Criminal Procedure 1973
ATTENDANCE OF PERSONS CONFINED OR DETAINED IN PRISONS
What is the meaning of Detained, prison? What is Power to require attendance of prisoner? What is Power of State Government to exclude certain persons from operation of Section 267? Section 266, 267 and 268 of Code of Criminal Procedure 1973
Officer in charge of prison to abstain from carrying out order in certain contingencies, Prisoner to be brought to Court in custody and Power to issue commission for examination of witness in prison. Section 269, 270 and 271 of Code of Criminal Procedure 1973