Limitation & repose for criminal law?

Dr

This is an academic question. A friend of mine insists that after 12 years, a criminal act is subject under Indian law to Repose (Limitation). I disagree. Who is right?

 
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Advocate/Legal Consultant (rpchughadvocatesupremecourt@hotmail.com)

You are ..... limitation statutes as a matter of rule are not applicable on criminal statutes ..except (see 467-473 of the CrPC) as that would mean criminal only has to hide himself for a couple of years and then walk out with head held high. Crimes are never forgotten my dear. 

 
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See the CHAPTER XXXVI of Cr. P. C. 'LIMITATION FOR TAKING COGNIZANCE OF CERTAIN OFFENCES' (Sections 467 to 473 of Cr. P. C.)

 

   

 

 

 

 
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Dr

Thanks. That is what I thought, Besides, with DNA - cold cases are being reopened.

 
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