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CrPC Section 157: Explains procedure for investigation Section 157 of CrPC

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Section 157 of the CrPC defines the procedure for investigation and initial screening. Let us know that what is the provision of Section 157 of CrPC in this regard?

Code of Criminal Procedure: There are many important legal provisions related to the functioning of the court and police in the Code of Criminal Procedure. Similarly, in Section 157 of the CrPC, the procedure for investigation and initial screening have been defined. Let us know that what is the provision of Section 157 of CrPC in this regard?

Section 157 of CrPC (CrPC Section 157)
Section 157 of the Code of Criminal Procedure 1973 deals with the procedure for investigation i.e. procedure for investigation and preliminary inquiry. As per section 157 of CrPC-

(1) If the officer in charge of a police station, on receipt of information or otherwise, has reason to suspect that an offense which he is empowered to investigate under section 156 has been committed, he shall forthwith report the offense to that Magistrate. who is empowered to take cognizance of the police report of such offense and to investigate the facts and circumstances of the case and, if necessary, to find out the offender and to take measures for his arrest, shall either personally visit the place or one of the officers subordinate to him not below such rank as the State Government may, by general or special order, prescribe in this behalf: Provided that

(K) When any information of the commission of such offense has been made against any person by giving his name and the case is not of a serious nature, it shall not be necessary for the officer in charge of the police station to personally go to the place for investigation or to send a subordinate officer send; (b) If it appears to the officer-in-charge of a police station that there are no sufficient grounds for making an investigation, he shall not investigate the matter. but

Provided further that in relation to the offense of rape, the statement of the victim shall be recorded at the residence of the victim or at a place of her choice and, as far as practicable, by a woman police officer in the presence of her parents or guardian or close relative or social worker of the locality. Will be done.

(2) In each of the cases mentioned in clauses (a) and (b) of the proviso to sub-section (1), the officer-in-charge of the police station shall, in his report, state his reasons for non-compliance in full with the requirements of that sub-section and the In the case referred to in clause (b), such officer shall forthwith give notice to the informer, if any, in such manner as may be prescribed by the State Government, that he shall neither conduct nor cause to be investigated the matter.

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What is Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC)
The Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 is the main law for the implementation of criminal law in India. It was passed in the year 1973. It was implemented in the country on 1 April 1974. The abbreviation of Code of Criminal Procedure is ‘CrPC’. CRPC is a english word. Whose full form is Code of Criminal Procedure. It is called ‘Criminal Procedure Code’ in Hindi.

There are 37 chapters in CrPC, under which a total of 484 sections are present. When a crime is committed, there are always two processes, one is the police follow in investigating the crime, which is related to the victim and the other process is in relation to the accused. The details of these procedures have been given in the CrPC. Amendments have also been made many times in the CrPC.

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