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1998 SCMR 1840

Criminal Procedure Code (Cr.P.C) ----S. 249-A---Power of Magistrate to acquit accused at any stage---Scope---No impediment exists in the way of Trial Court to acquit the accused at any stage of the case after or prior to the framing of charge and for this purpose Court is free to look into the police papers, other material and legal aspect of the case--Exercise of such power is, however, subject to the conditions; (i) that Trial Court should afford an opportunity to the prosecutor and in a complaint case to the complainant, before recording an order of acquittal and (ii) that the Magistrate, for reasons to be recorded, considers that the charge against the accused is groundless or that there is no probability of the accused being convicted of any offence.

 

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