Section 158 of the CrPC describes how the police shall report any case before a magistrate. Let us know what is the provision of Section 158 of CrPC regarding this?
Code of Criminal Procedure: There are many provisions related to the work of police and court in the Code of Criminal Procedure. Similarly, in section 158 of CrPC, it has been told how the police will report any case before the magistrate. Let us know what is the provision of Section 158 of CrPC regarding this?
CrPC Section 158
In Section 158 of the Code of Criminal Procedure 1973, a provision has been made for reporting by the police before a magistrate. According to section 158 of CrPC-
(1) Every report sent to a Magistrate under section 157 shall, if the State Government so directs, such senior officer of the police which the State Government may, by general or special order, fix in this behalf.
(2) Such senior officer may give such instructions to the officer in charge of the police station as he thinks fit and after recording those instructions on the report recording) will send it to the Magistrate without delay.
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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