Can Section 149 IPC be charged without invoking Section 141 IPC? Supreme Court answers

Shruti Mahajan August 7 2019
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Section 149 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), which holds every member of an unlawful assembly guilty of an offence, can be invoked even when no charges under Section 141 of the IPC have been framed, the Supreme Court ruled.

In its answer to the question as to whether punishment under Section 149 can be given to accused persons when Section 141 has not been invoked, the Bench of Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul and KM Joseph held that as long as the necessary ingredients of . . .

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