02 July 2014
My basic question is that after filing of FR that there is no offence, at the time of considering this report i.e. at the time of taking cognizance/closing the complaint at the magistrate level, can named (prospective) accused represent himself or through any lawyer, because it is he who is going to suffer the agony of trial if cognizance is taken due to negligence at the level of Magistrate sir, or govt. lawyer i.e. some decided legal decisions are not brought to the notice of Magistrate sir. So please guide whether at the time of considering this report by the Magistrate Sir, the named accused can represent himself or through lawyer.