Magistrate can order further investigation after police files chargesheet, Calcutta HC [Read Judgment]

Meera Emmanuel September 10 2018

The Calcutta High Court recently clarified that a Magistrate is not barred from directing further investigation in a criminal case after the police has filed a final report/chargesheet under Section 173(2) of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC).

Given the facts of the case before the Court, Justice Shivakant Prasad held,

"...the Magistrate has ample power to direct further investigation after submission of the charge sheet by the police even when cognizance has . . .

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