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Ajay Rawat (Senior Manager ( Law))     12 July 2011

Time Limit for appeal in criminal case

What is the time limit for CBI for filing an appeal in High court in a crimal case?



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Sajeev Menon (Legal Consultant Dubai 00971 508836442)     12 July 2011

one month from the date of order

Ajay Rawat (Senior Manager ( Law))     12 July 2011

May please provide the relevent legal provisions in Limitation Act or Cr.PC??

pratik (self working)     12 July 2011

i also want the provision.

Rajarshi Bhowmik (advocate)     12 July 2011

you may go through section 397-402 as the case may be for filing appeal/ revision

Ajay Rawat (Senior Manager ( Law))     13 July 2011

It's Sec-378 Cr.P>C. stated below:

378.

Appeal in case of acquittal.

 

378. Appeal in case of acquittal. (1) Save as otherwise provided in sub-section (2) and subject to the provisions of sub-sections (3) and (5), the State Government may, in any case, direct the Public

Prosecutor to present an appeal to the High Court from an original or appellate order of acquittal passed by any Court other than a High Court 2*[or an order of acquittal passed by the Court of Session in revision.]

 

(2)If such an order of acquittal is passed in any case in which the offence has been investigated by the Delhi Special Police Establishment (CBI) constituted under the Delhi Special Police Establishment Act, 1946 (25 of 1946), or by any other agency empowered to make investigation into an offence under any Central Act other than this Code, the Central Government may also direct the Public Prosecutor to present an appeal, subject to the provisions of sub-section (3), to the High Court from the order of acquittal.

 

(3)No appeal under sub-section (1) or sub-section (2) shall be entertained except with the leave of the High Court.

 

(4)If such an order of acquittal is passed in any case instituted upon omplaint and the High Court, on an application made to it by the complainant in this behalf, grants special leave to appeal from the order of acquittal, the complainant may present such an appeal to the High Court.

 

(5)No application under sub-section (4) for the grant of special leave to appeal from an order of acquittal shall be entertained by the High Court after the expiry of six months, where the Complainant is a public servant, and sixty days in every other case, computed from the date of that order of acquittal.

 

(6)If in any case, the application under sub-section (4) for the grant of special leave to appeal from an order of acquittal is refused, no appeal from that order of acquittal shall lie under subsection

(1) or under sub-section (2).

P V Namjoshi (pvnamjoshi@gmail.com)     14 July 2011

Please refer to the provisions of Articles from 114 to 117 of the Limitation Act and rules made under the Delhi Police Establishment Act. 

pratik (self working)     14 July 2011

 

The Limitation Act, 1963

 

 

SL. NO. DESCRIPTION OF SUIT PERIOD OF LIMITATION TIME FROM WHICH PERIOD BEGINS TO RUN

114.

Appeal from an order of acquittal, -

 

 

 

(a) under sub-section (1) or sub-section (2) of section 417 of the Code of Criminal Procedure,1898;

Ninety days

The date of the order appealed from.

(b) under sub-section (3) of Section 417 of the that Code.

Thirty days

The date of the grant of Special leave.

115.

Under Code of Criminal Procedure,1898

 

 

 

(a) From a sentence of death passed by a court of section or by a High Court in the exercise of its original Criminal Jurisdiction.

Thirty days

The date of the sentence

 

(b) From any other sentence or any order not being an order of acquittal -

 

 

(i) to the High Court

Sixty days

The date of the sentence or order.

(ii) to any other Court

Thirty days

The date of the sentence or order.

116.

Under the Code of Civil Procedure,1908

 

 

 

(a) To a High Court from any decree or order;

Ninety days

The date of the decree or order.

(b) To any other court from any decree or order.

Thirty days

The date of the decree or order.

117.

From a decree or order of any High Court to the same Court.

Thirty days

The date of the decree or order.


Some case law required for the above mentioned if possible pls forward it here .

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Nadeem Qureshi (Advocate/ nadeemqureshi1@gmail.com)     13 May 2013

 

378. Appeal in case of acquittal.

2[(1) Save as otherwise provided in sub-section (2) and subject to the provisions of subsections (3) and (5), -

(a) the District Magistrate may, in any case, direct thePublic Prosecutor to present an appeal to the Court of Session from an order of acquittal passed by a Magistrate in respect of a cognizable and non-bailable offence;

(b) the State Government may, in any case, direct the Public Prosecutor to present an appeal to the High Court from an original or appellate order of acquittal passed by any court other than a High Court [not being an order under clause (a)] 1[or an order of acquittal passed by the Court of Session in revision].

(2) If such an order of acquittal is passed in any case in which the offence has been investigated by the Delhi Special Police Establishment constituted under the Delhi Special Police Establishment Act, 1946 (25 of 1946) or by any other agency empowered to make investigation into an offence under any Central Act other than this Code. 3[the Central Government may, subject to the provisions of sub-section (3), also direct the Public Prosecutor to present an appeal-

(a) to the Court of Session, from an order of acquittal passed by a Magistrate in respect of a cognizable and non-bailable offence;

(b) to the High Court from an original or appellate order of an acquittal passed by any Court other than a High Court [not being an order under clause (a)] or an order of acquittal] passed by the Court of Session in revision.]

(3)4[No appeal to the High Court] under subsection (1) or subsection (2) shall be entertained except with the leave of the High Court.

(4) If such an order of’ acquittal is passed in any case instituted upon Complaint and the High Court, on an application made to it by the complainant in this behalf, grants, special leave to appeal from the order of acquittal, the complainant may present such an appeal to the High Court.

(5) No application under subsection (4) for the grant of special leave to appeal from an order of acquittal shall be entertained by the High Court after the expiry of six months, where the complainant is a public servant, and sixty days in every other case, computed from the date of that order of acquittal.

(6) If in any case, the application under sub-section (4) for the grant of special leave to appeal from an order of acquittal is refused, no appeal from that order of acquittal shall lie under sub-section (1) or under subsection (2).

Cr PC (Amendment) Act, 2005 (Notes on Clauses)

In order to guard against the arbitrary exercise of power and to reduce reckless acquittals, section 378 has been amended to provide that an appeal against an order of acquittal passed by a Magistrate in respect of a cognizable and non-bailable offence filed on a police report would lie to the Court of Session, and the District Magistrate will be authorised to direct the Public Prosecutor to file such appeals. In respect of all other cases filed on a police report, an appeal against an order of acquittal passed by any Court other than the High Court should lie only to the High Court and the authority to direct the Public Prosecutor to present an appeal shall continue to be with the State Government.

COMMENTS

(i) In an appeal against acquittal the appellate court has the undoubted power to review the entire evidence and to come to its own conclusion, but, in doing so, it should not only consider every matter on record having a bearing on the question of fact and the reasons given by the court below in support of its order of acquittal but also should express the reasons in its judgment which let it to hold that the acquittal was not justified; State of Maharashtra v. Joseph Mingel Koli, (1997) 2 Crimes 228 (Bom).

(ii) If two conclusions can be based upon the evidence on record the High Court should not disturb the finding of acquittal recorded by the trial court; State of Maharashtra v. Suresh Nivrutti Bhurare, (1997) 2 Crimes 257 (Bom).

anil kumar (Advoctate)     07 July 2013

also refer

Subhash Chand Vs. State (Delhi Administration)

[Criminal Appeal No. 50 of 2013 arising out of Special Leave Petition (CRL.) No.6937 of 2011]

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