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Right of accused to get complainant's statement before charge-sheet

Accused is one, against whose there are any criminal allegations. Correctness of such allegations are yet to be tested on Judicial Touchstone.

During the course of investigation, Judicial Magistrate have a Right to Record the Statement (including confession) of either of the Parties u/s 164 of Criminal Procedure Code.

The above Question is answered by Honโ€™ble Supreme Court in the Matter of ๐—” ๐—ฉ๐˜€ ๐—ฆ๐˜๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—จ๐—ฃ (decided on 08-10-2020 - Criminal Appeal 659 of 2020 ) by concluding that

โ€œ๐™‰๐™ค ๐™ฅ๐™š๐™ง๐™จ๐™ค๐™ฃ ๐™ž๐™จ ๐™š๐™ฃ๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™ก๐™š๐™™ ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™– ๐™˜๐™ค๐™ฅ๐™ฎ ๐™ค๐™› ๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™–๐™ฉ๐™š๐™ข๐™š๐™ฃ๐™ฉ ๐™ง๐™š๐™˜๐™ค๐™ง๐™™๐™š๐™™ ๐™ช๐™ฃ๐™™๐™š๐™ง ๐™Ž๐™š๐™˜๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ 164 ๐™ค๐™› ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐˜พ๐™ค๐™™๐™š ๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ก๐™ก ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™–๐™ฅ๐™ฅ๐™ง๐™ค๐™ฅ๐™ง๐™ž๐™–๐™ฉ๐™š ๐™ค๐™ง๐™™๐™š๐™ง๐™จ ๐™–๐™ง๐™š ๐™ฅ๐™–๐™จ๐™จ๐™š๐™™ ๐™—๐™ฎ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™˜๐™ค๐™ช๐™ง๐™ฉ ๐™–๐™›๐™ฉ๐™š๐™ง ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™˜๐™๐™–๐™ง๐™œ๐™š-๐™จ๐™๐™š๐™š๐™ฉ ๐™ž๐™จ ๐™›๐™ž๐™ก๐™š๐™™. ๐™๐™๐™š ๐™ง๐™ž๐™œ๐™๐™ฉ ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™ง๐™š๐™˜๐™š๐™ž๐™ซ๐™š ๐™– ๐™˜๐™ค๐™ฅ๐™ฎ ๐™ค๐™› ๐™จ๐™ช๐™˜๐™ ๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™–๐™ฉ๐™š๐™ข๐™š๐™ฃ๐™ฉ ๐™ฌ๐™ž๐™ก๐™ก ๐™–๐™ง๐™ž๐™จ๐™š ๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™ก๐™ฎ ๐™–๐™›๐™ฉ๐™š๐™ง ๐™˜๐™ค๐™œ๐™ฃ๐™ž๐™ฏ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™˜๐™š ๐™ž๐™จ ๐™ฉ๐™–๐™ ๐™š๐™ฃ ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™–๐™ฉ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™–๐™œ๐™š ๐™˜๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™ฉ๐™š๐™ข๐™ฅ๐™ก๐™–๐™ฉ๐™š๐™™ ๐™—๐™ฎ ๐™Ž๐™š๐™˜๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™จ 207 ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ 208 ๐™ค๐™› ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐˜พ๐™ค๐™™๐™š ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™ฃ๐™ค๐™ฉ ๐™—๐™š๐™›๐™ค๐™ง๐™š.โ€

Such a statement can also be used while deciding his bail application. So the situation will arise that โ€œA person will be refused bail on the basis of some statement, of which he has no knowledge and therefore he cannot even counterโ€. Is it not alarming that only on allegation, a man has to loose his independence?


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