Law as to Information in and Investigation into Non-Cognizable Cases as per S.155 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1898
Justice (R) Dr. Munir Ahmad Mughal
Punjab University Law College; Superior Law College
January 12, 2012
This paper contains law and its judicial interpretation on the subject of information in and investigation into such cases in which Police cannot arrest a person without getting warrant from the Magistrate. In such cases Police enters the arrival of the Informant in a Diary kept at Police Station and gives its copy to the Informant and refers him to the Magistrate. However, the magistrate having jurisdiction to try such case can direct the Police officer to conduct investigation. In such situation the Police Officer is bound to obey such order and exercise his powers as an investigating officer vested in him under the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1898.
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Keywords: When, Information, Officer in charge of a Police-Station, commission of an offence, within the limits of police-station, cognizable case, non-cognizable case, non-cognizable offence, entry in a book, kept as aforesaid, substance of information, reference, Informant, Magistrate, Investigation, wit
Date posted: January 14, 2012