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262 Bnss - When accused shall be discharged

Section 262 : When accused shall be discharged - Bharatiya Nagarik Suraksha Sanhita, 2023

262. (1) The accused may prefer an application for discharge within a period of sixty days from the date of supply of copies of documents under section 230.

(2) If, upon considering the police report and the documents sent with it under section 193 and making such examination, if any, of the accused, either physically or through audio-video electronic means, as the Magistrate thinks necessary and after giving the prosecution and the accused an opportunity of being heard, the Magistrate considers the charge against the accused to be groundless, he shall discharge the accused, and record his reasons for so doing.

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