Whether it is necessary to hear informant before accepting discharge application U/S 169 of CRPC?
I am in complete agreement with the observations of their Lordship of Gujarat High Court. Therefore, in my opinion also, it is mandatory that the learned Magistrate is under obligation to hear first informant before accepting the discharge as submitted by the Investigating Officer u/s 169 of the Code of Criminal Procedure. IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUDICATURE AT BOMBAY BENCH AT AURANGABAD CRIMINAL REVISION APPLICATION NO. 205 OF 2002 Maroti S/o Kaluba More
V E R S U S The State of Maharashtra
CORAM : V.M.DESHPANDE, J. DATE OF JUDGMENT : 4th FEBRUARY, 2015 Citation;2016 ALLMR(CRI)960