Section 482 CrPC cannot be used by High Court to reopen or alter an order: SC

Rintu Mariam Biju November 5 2019
Section 482

The Supreme Court recently held that the inherent power under Section 482 CrPC cannot be used by the High Court to reopen or alter an order, after disposing a petition decided on merits.

The main issue before the Bench of Justices Deepak Gupta and Aniruddha Bose was whether a judge of the High Court could exercise powers under Section 482 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 (CrPC) to alter a sentence which had been passed by . . .

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