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Criminal Procedure Code, 1973 - Notes, Case Laws and Study Materials

Criminal Procedure Code, 1973 Notes

The Criminal Procedure Code, 1973 is procedural law. It is intended to regulate the procedure to be followed by the criminal courts in India. The Code of Criminal Procedure, 1908 came into force with the effect from 1st of April, 1974

The object of the code is to consolidate and amend the laws relating to the procedure of Courts of Criminal Judicature. Read and Learn about the Criminal Procedure Code on Legal Katta.

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Division 1 - Introduction

  • History of the Criminal Procedure Code
  • Introduction of the Code - Its Object, Nature and Scope 
  • Salient Features of the Criminal Procedure Code
  • Applicability of the Code
  • Important Definitions under the Criminal Procedure Code

Division 2 - Constitution of Criminal Courts and Offices

  • Classification of Criminal Courts
  • Powers of Criminal Courts
  • Public Prosecutors
  • Powers of Superior Officers of Police
  • Aid to Magistrate and Police

Division 3 - Arrest

  • Concept of Arrest
  • Rights of Arrested Person
  • Rules of Double Jeopardy

Division 4 - Procedure to Compel Appearance of Persons

  • By Summons
  • By Warrant
  • By Proclamation
  • Other Rules

Division 5 - Procedure to Compel Production of Things

  • Summons to Produce 
  • Search Warrant
  • General Provisions Relating to Searches 
  • Miscellaneous Provisions

Division 6 - Attachment and Forfeiture of Property


Division 7 - Security for Keeping Peace and Good Behaviour

  • Security on conviction taken by judicial power
  • Security has been taken by the executive magistrate

Division 8 - Maintenance of Wives, Children and Parents


Division 9 - Maintenance of Public Order and Tranquility

  • Unlawful Assemblies
  • Public Nuisances
  • Disputes as to immovable property

Division 10 - Preventive Action of Police


Division 11 - Information to Police and Powers to Investigate

  • Information in Cognizable Offence (FIR)
  • Information in Non-Cognizable Offence
  • Meaning and Purpose of Investigation
  • Power to Investigate Cognizable Offence
  • Examination of Witnesses

Division 12 - Jurisdiction of Criminal Courts in Inquires and Trials


Division 13 - Conditions Requisite for Initiation of Proceedings


Division 14 - Complaints and Proceedings before Magistrates 

  • Meaning and Purpose of Complaint
  • Difference Between FIR and Complaint
  • Dismissal of Complaint
  • Issue of Process and Examination of Complaint

Division 15 - The Charge

  • Form of Charge
  • Joinder of Charge

Division 16 - Trials

  • Meaning and Purpose of Trail
  • Sessions Trail
  • Trial of Warrant Case
  • Trial of Summons Case
  • Summary Trials

Division 17 - Plea Bargaining


Division 18 - Attendance of Persons Confined or Detained in Prisons


Division 19 - Provisions relating to Inquiry and Trials

  • Evidence in Inquiries and Trials
  • General provisions as to inquiry and trials

Division 20 - Provisions as to Accused of Unsound Mind


Division 21 - Offences affecting the administration of justice


Division 22 - Judgment

  • Meaning and Purpose of Judgment
  • Submission of Death Sentences for Confirmation

Division 23 - Appeals, Reference, Review, Revision and Transfer

  • Appeals
  • Reference
  • Review
  • Revision
  • Transfer

Division 24 - Execution, Suspension, Remission and Commutations of Sentences


Division 25 - Provisions to Bail

  • Meaning and Purpose and Types of Bail
  • Bail-in Bailable Offence
  • Bail-in Non-bailable Offence
  • Anticipatory Bail
  • Default Bail
  • Special Powers of the High Court and Sessions Court Regarding Bail

Division 26 - Miscellaneous Provisions

  • Disposal of Property
  • Irregular Proceedings
  • Limitation for Taking Cognizance
  • Other Miscellaneous Provision

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