Thursday, November 09, 2017

Cognizance by a Magistrate: Meaning and Concept

Cognizance by a Magistrate: Meaning and Concept

Section 190 of the criminal procedure code provides that any magistrate of the first-class and any magistrate of the second-class specifically empowered by the Chief judicial Magistrare can take cognizance of any offence on the following grounds

· upon receiving a complaint



· upon a police report



· upon information received from any person other than a police officer or upon his own knowledge that such offence has been committed
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