The Code of Criminal Procedure Relating to Procedure in the Criminal Courts of British India

The Code of Criminal Procedure Relating to Procedure in the Criminal Courts of British India : With Notes Containing the Opinions Delivered by All the Superior Local Courts

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Henry Thoby Prinsep (1792-1878), a colonial administrator who reached the highest rank in the East India Company and its successor, the Council of India, published this Code of Practice in 1866: the third edition of 1869, reissued here, was necessitated by new legislation in that year. (Prinsep's earlier work, Origin of the Sikh Power in the Punjab, is also reissued in this series.) In the preface to this work, written as a guide for local magistrates and administrators, Prinsep states his intent to present, in a convenient form, all the rules of procedure in the criminal courts of British India. Each stage of the process is annotated with explanatory material, and case law and precedents are also cited where appropriate. Appendices contain further relevant legislation, such as rules on extradition and the conduct of the police. An index of cases cited and a general index are also more

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  • Electronic book text
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Annotated
  • 1139198203
  • 9781139198202

Table of contents

Preface to the third edition; 1. Of definitions; 2. Of the jurisdiction of criminal courts; 3. Preliminary rules; 4. Of the summons; 5. Of the warrant and its execution; 6. Of arrest without warrant; 7. Of escaping and re-taking; 8. Of search warrant; 9. Preliminary enquiry by the police; 10. Of contempts and disobedience of orders; 11. Prosecutions in certain cases; 12. Of preliminary enquiry by the magistrate in cases triable by the Court of Session; 13. Of the charge; 14. Of cases triable by the magistrate on which a warrant on complaint may issue; 15. Of cases triable by the magistrate on which a summons on compliant shall ordinarily issue; 16. Of enquiries and trials before the subordinate magistrates; 17. Place where preliminary investigations and trials are held, an open court; 18. Of recognizance and security to keep the peace; 19. Security for good behaviour; 20. Of local nuisances; 21. Of the maintenance of wives and children; 22. Of disputes relating to the possession of land or the right of use of any land or water; 23. Of juries and assessors; 24. Of subordinate judges and principal sudder ameens in the presidency of Fort Saint George; 25. Trials before the Court of Sessions; 26. Finding judgment, and sentence; 27. Of lunatics; 28. Sudder Court as a court of reference; 29. Sudder Court as a court of revision; 30. Appeals; 31. General rules; Appendix of forms; Schedule; Contents of more