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

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2013-06-03
  • Publisher: Cambridge Univ Pr
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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 provided.

Table of Contents

Preface to the third edition
Of definitions
Of the jurisdiction of criminal courts
Preliminary rules
Of the summons
Of the warrant and its execution
Of arrest without warrant
Of escaping and re-taking
Of search warrant
Preliminary enquiry by the police
Of contempts and disobedience of orders
Prosecutions in certain cases
Of preliminary enquiry by the magistrate in cases triable by the Court of Session
Of the charge
Of cases triable by the magistrate on which a warrant on complaint may issue
Of cases triable by the magistrate on which a summons on compliant shall ordinarily issue
Of enquiries and trials before the subordinate magistrates
Place where preliminary investigations and trials are held, an open court
Of recognizance and security to keep the peace
Security for good behaviour
Of local nuisances
Of the maintenance of wives and children
Of disputes relating to the possession of land or the right of use of any land or water
Of juries and assessors
Of subordinate judges and principal sudder ameens in the presidency of Fort Saint George
Trials before the Court of Sessions
Finding judgment, and sentence
Of lunatics
Sudder Court as a court of reference
Sudder Court as a court of revision
General rules
Appendix of forms
Contents of appendices
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