Judgment of acquittal on ground of unsoundness of mind, Person acquitted on such ground to be detained in safe custody and Power of State Government to empower officer-in-charge to discharge are defined under Section 334, 335 and 336 of CRPC 1973. Provision under these sections are:
Section 334 of CRPC "Judgment of acquittal on ground of unsoundness of mind"
Whenever any person is acquitted upon the ground that, at the time at which he is alleged to have committed an offence, he was, by reason of unsoundness of mind, incapable of knowing the nature of the act alleged as constituting the offence, or that it was wrong or contrary to law, the finding shall state specifically whether he committed the act or not
Section 335 of CRPC "Person acquitted on such ground to be detained in safe custody"
(1) Whenever the finding states that the accused person
committed the act alleged, the Magistrate or Court before
whom or which the trial has been held, shall, if such act
would, but for the incapacity found, have constituted an
(a) order such person to be detained in safe custody in such place and manner as the Magistrate or Court thinks fit; or
(b) order such person to be delivered to any relative or friend of such person.
(2) No order for the detention of the accused in a lunatic asylum shall be made under clause (a) of sub- section (1) otherwise than in accordance with such rules as the State Government may have made under the Indian Lunacy Act, 1912 (4 of 1912).
(3) No order for the delivery of the accused to a relative or friend shall be made under clause (b) of sub-section (1) except upon the application of such relative or friend and on his giving security to the satisfaction of the Magistrate or Court that the person delivered shall
(a) be properly taken care of and prevented from doing injury to himself or to any other person.
(b) be produced for the inspection of such officer, and at such times and places, as the State Government may direct.
(4) The Magistrate or Court shall report to the State Government the action taken under sub-section (1).
Section 336 of CRPC "Power of State Government to empower officer-in-charge to discharge"
The State Government may empower the officer in charge of the jail in which a person is confined under the provisions of Section 330 or Section 335 to discharge all or any of the functions of the Inspector-General of Prisons under Section 337 or Section 338.
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 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