Criminal Procedure Code 1973, Complaints To Magistrates, The Charge, Summary Trials,

This Act may be called the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973.

It Extends to the whole of India except for the State of Jammu and Kashmir.

Provided that the provisions of this Code other than those relating to Chapters VIII, X and Xi thereof, shall not apply.

-to the State of Nagaland,

-to the tribal areas,

Chapter – 15. Complaints To Magistrates. (Section. 200 – 203)

Section. 200Examination of the complainant.
Section. 201Procedure by Magistrate not competent to take cognizance of the case.
Section. 202Postponement of issue of process.
Section. 203Dismissal of complaint.

Chapter – 16. Commencement Of Proceedings Before Magistrates. (Section. 204 – 210)

Section. 204Issue of processed.
Section. 205Magistrate may dispense with personal attendance of accused.
Section. 206Special summons in cases of a petty offence.
Section. 207Supply to the accused of copy of police report and other documents.
Section. 208Supply of copies of statements and documents to accused in other cases triable by the court of Session.
Section. 209The commitment of the case to the Court of Session when an offence is triable exclusively by it.
Section. 210Procedure to be followed when there are a complaint case and police investigation in respect of the same offence.

Chapter – 17. The Charge. (Section. 211 – 224)

Section. 211Contents of charge.
Section. 212Particulars as to time, place and person.
Section. 213When the manner of committing an offence must be stated.
Section. 214Words in charge taken in sense of law under which offence is punishable.
Section. 215Effect of errors.
Section. 216The court may alter charge.
Section. 217Recall of witnesses when the charge altered.
Section. 218Separate charges for distinct offences.
Section. 219Three offences of the same kind within year may be charged together.
Section. 220 Trial for more than one offence.
Section. 221Where it is doubtful what offence has been committed.
Section. 222When offence proved included in  offence charged.
Section. 223What persons may be charged jointly.
Section. 224Withdrawal of remaining charges on conviction on one of several charges.

Chapter – 18. Trial Before A Court Of Session.

 (Section. 225 – 237)

Section. 225Trial to be conducted by the Public Prosecutor.
Section. 226The opening case for the prosecution.
Section. 227Discharge.
Section. 228Framing of charge.
Section. 229Conviction on plea of guilty.
Section. 230The date for prosecution evidence.
Section. 231Evidence for prosecution.
Section. 232Acquittal.
Section. 233Entering upon defence.
Section. 234Arguments.
Section. 235The judgment of acquittal or conviction.
Section. 236Previous conviction.
Section. 237Procedure in cases instituted under section 199(2).

Chapter – 19. Trial Of Warrant Cases By Magistrates. 

(Section. 238 – 250)

Section. 238Compliance with Section 207.
Section. 239When accused shall be discharged.
Section. 240Framing of charge.
Section. 241Conviction on plea of guilty.
Section. 242Evidence for prosecution.
Section. 243Evidence for defence.
Section. 244Evidence for prosecution.
Section. 245When accused shall be discharged.
Section. 246The procedure, where accused, is not discharged.
Section. 247Evidence for defence.
Section. 248Acquittal or conviction.
Section. 249Absence of complainant.
Section. 250Compensation for accusation without reasonable cause.

Chapter – 20. Trial Of Summons Cases By Magistrates. 

(Section. 252 – 259)

Section. 251The substance of accusation to be stated.
Section. 252Conviction on plea of guilty.
Section. 253Conviction on plea of guilty in absence of accused in petty cases.
Section. 254Procedure when not convicted.
Section. 255Acquittal or Conviction.
Section. 256Non-appearance or death of complainant.
Section. 257 Withdrawal of complaint.
Section. 258Power to stop proceedings in certain cases.
Section. 259Power of court to convert summons cases into warrant cases.

Chapter – 21. Summary trials. (Section. 260 – 265L)

Section. 260Power to try summarily.
Section. 261Summary trial by Magistrate of the second class.
Section. 262Procedure for summary trials.
Section. 263Record in summary trials.
Section. 264Judgment in cases tried summarily.
Section. 265Language of record and judgment.
Section. 265AApplication of the Chapter.
Section. 265BApplication for plea bargaining.
Section.265CGuidelines for mutually satisfactory.
Section. 265DReport of the mutually satisfactory disposition to be submitted before the Court.
Section. 265EDisposal of the case.
Section. 265FThe judgment of the Court.
Section. 265GThe finality of the judgment.
Section. 26HPower of the Court in plea bargaining.
Section. 265IPeriod of detention undergone by the accused to be set off against the sentence of imprisonment.
Section. 265JSavings.
Section. 265KStatements of accused not to be used.
Section. 265LNon-application of the Chapter.

Chapter – 22. Attendance Of Persons Confined Or Detained Prisons. (Section. 266 – 271)

Section. 266Definitions.
Section. 267Power to require the attendance of prisoners.
Section. 268Power of State Government  to Exclude certain persons from the operation of Section 267.
Section. 269Officer in charge of prison to abstain from carrying out order in certain contingencies.
Section. 270Prisoner to be brought to court in custody
Section. 271Power to issue a commission for examination of a witness in prison.

Chapter – 23. Evidence In Inquiries And Trials.

 (Section. 272 – 299)

Section. 272Language of Courts.
Section. 273Evidence to be taken in presence of accused.
Section. 274Record in summons cases and inquiries.
Section. 275Record in warrant cases.
Section. 276Record in a trial before Court of Session.
Section. 277Language of record of evidence.
Section. 278Procedure in regard to such evidence when completed.
Section. 279Interpretation of evidence to accused or his pleader.
Section. 280Remarks respecting demeanour of the witness.
Section. 281Record of examination of accused.
Section. 282Interpreter to be bound to interpret truthfully.
Section. 283Record in High Court.
Section. 284When attendance of witness may be dispensed with and commission issued.
Section. 285Commission to whom to be issued.
Section. 286Execution of commissions.
Section. 287Parties may examine witnesses.
Section. 288Return of commissions.
Section. 289Adjournment of proceeding.
Section. 290Execution of foreign Commissions.
Section. 291Deposition of medical witness.
Section. 291AIdentification report of Magistrate.
Section. 292Evidence of officers of the Mint.
Section. 293Reports of certain Government scientific experts.
Section. 294No formal proof of certain documents.
Section. 295Affidavit in proof of conduct of public servants.
Section. 296Evidence of formal character on affidavit.
Section. 297Authorities before whom affidavits may be sworn.
Section. 298Previous conviction of acquittal how proved.
Section. 299Record of evidence in absence of accused.

Chapter – 24. General Provisions As To Inquiries And Trials. (Section. 300 – 327)

Section. 300A person once convicted or acquitted not to be tried for the same offence.
Section. 301Appearance by public prosecutors.
Section. 302Permission to conduct the prosecution.
Section. 303Right of the person against whom proceedings are instituted to be defended.
Section. 304Legal aid to accused at State expense in certain cases.
Section. 305Procedure when a corporation or registered society is an accused.
Section. 306Tender of pardon to an accomplice.
Section. 307Power to direct tender of pardon.
Section. 308Trial of person not complying with the condition of pardon.
Section. 309Power to postpone or adjourn proceedings.
Section. 310Local inspections.
Section. 311Power to summon material witness, or examine person present.
Section. 311APower of Magistrate to order a person to give specimen signatures or handwriting.
Section. 312Expenses of complainants and witnesses.
Section. 313Power to examine the accused.
Section. 314Oral arguments and memorandum of arguments.
Section. 315Accused person to be a competent witness.
Section. 316No influence to be used to induce disclosure.
Section. 317Provision for inquiries and trial being held in the absence of accused in certain cases.
Section. 318Procedure where accused does not understand proceedings.
Section. 319Power to proceed against other persons appearing to be guilty of offence.
Section. 320Compounding of offences.
Section. 321Withdrawal from prosecution.
Section. 322Procedure in cases, which Magistrate cannot dispose of.
Section. 323Procedure when, after the commencement of inquiry or trial, Magistrate finds case should be committed.
Section. 324Trial of persons previously convicted of offences against coinage, stamp law or property.
Section. 325Procedure when Magistrate cannot pass sentence sufficiently severe.
Section. 326Conviction or commitment on evidence partly recorded by one Magistrate and partly by another.
Section. 327Court to be open.

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