Courts should not invoke Section 319, CrPC mechanically to proceed against those not named Accused by Police, SC

Meera Emmanuel November 18 2018
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The Supreme Court of India recently reiterated that a court's power under Section 319 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC), 1973, to arraign accused beyond those named by the police, should not beĀ mechanically exercised in the absence of cogent reasons for the same.

Section 319 of the CrPC confers courts the power to proceed against any person who appears to have committed an offence, even if they have not been named as an accused by the police.

However . . .

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