CrPC Section 355: Metropolitan Magistrate Judgment – Code of Criminal Procedure

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CrPC Section 355: Metropolitan Magistrate Judgment – Code of Criminal Procedure

1. Code

Section 355 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) deals with the judgment of a Metropolitan Magistrate in certain cases.

2. Explanation

This section outlines the procedure for a Metropolitan Magistrate to deliver a judgment in cases where:

  • The accused is found guilty of an offense punishable with imprisonment for a term not exceeding seven years, or with fine, or with both.
  • The offense is triable exclusively by a Metropolitan Magistrate.

The section specifies that the judgment should be pronounced in open court, and the Magistrate should state the reasons for the judgment in writing.

3. Illustration

Consider a case where a person is charged with theft (punishable with imprisonment up to three years). The case is tried by a Metropolitan Magistrate. After hearing the evidence, the Magistrate finds the accused guilty. In this scenario, Section 355 of CrPC mandates that the Magistrate pronounce the judgment in open court, stating the reasons for the conviction in writing.

4. Common Questions and Answers

Q: What is the difference between a Metropolitan Magistrate and a Magistrate?

A: A Metropolitan Magistrate is a judicial officer specifically appointed for a metropolitan area, while a Magistrate can be appointed for any area. Metropolitan Magistrates generally have jurisdiction over certain types of cases in the metropolitan area.

Q: Can a Metropolitan Magistrate impose a sentence of imprisonment exceeding seven years?

A: No, a Metropolitan Magistrate cannot impose a sentence exceeding seven years under Section 355 of CrPC. Such cases need to be tried by a higher court.

Also Read  CrPC Section 265A: Application of Chapter - Code of Criminal Procedure
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