What is meant by "Taking cognizance of an Offence" by a Magistrate. Does the Code of Criminal Procedure defined the expression taking cognizance of an offence by the Magiastrate?
MOHANA SUNDARAM (Advocate High court Madras. M-9840908555) 17 December 2009
Applying his judicial mind and coming to the conclusion that an offence has been madeout in the complaint or chargesheet is called "taking cognizance". Refer 2005 SCC (Cri) 1697
Satya Mani Tiwari (Service) 17 December 2009
Taking cognizence in any case by a Megistrate shows that a crime has been committed which needs further PROBE