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B Singh (self)     08 December 2012

Time limit for investigations

On the orders of court the police have started further investigations.    Although the FIR was lodged with relevant evidences but now the police is delibertely delaying.  Kindly clarify if there is any time limit for police to complete the investigations although more than a year has passed.



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surjit singh (Assistant)     08 December 2012

There is no such limit but there are limit for taking cognizance under CrPC.  you have not stated under which section your case falls. You have the option to approach the CJM stating the police is going slow in the caes, and in that case the CJM can call for the case diary to ascertain the progress in the investigation.

Adv.R.P.Chugh (Advocate/Legal Consultant (rpchughadvocatesupremecourt@hotmail.com))     08 December 2012

There is no general outer limit as such. If the investigation is not completed within 60 or 90 days as such, then the accused if in custody gets the right to bail - this is the only time limit qua bail. Other than this if the ivnestigation is too protracted the accused person having the right to speedy trial can go to the high Court for directions of expediation of trial. 

 

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Rashid Ali (own practice as a criminal lawyer)     09 December 2012

if accused in jail then it is mandatory for io to complete and file in court within 90 days.generaly there is no limit.

surjit singh (Assistant)     09 December 2012

Mr Rashid if the accused is in jail then also it is not mandatory for IO to complete the investigation. If the investigation is not completed with 90 days the accused has a right to go on bail as explained by Mr Bharat above.

Savita Singh (Advocate)     09 December 2012

No limit for investigation 

accused can get bail after 90 days

or ask to court to give direction for speedy trial

Savita Singh (Advocate)     09 December 2012

No limit for investigation 

accused can get bail after 90 days

or ask to court to give direction for speedy trial


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