CHATURBHUJ Vs. STATE
LAWS(ALL)-1964-12-4
HIGH COURT OF ALLAHABAD
Decided on December 22,1964

CHATURBHUJ Appellant
VERSUS
STATE Respondents





Cited Judgements :-

YAMUNA SAH VS. STATE OF BIHAR [LAWS(PAT)-1990-1-8] [REFERRED TO]


JUDGEMENT

- (1.)THIS revision along with its companion revisions have been heard together as they raise some common questions.
(2.)THE petitioners in these revisions have been convicted under Section 10 read with Section 7 of the Prevention of Food Adulteration Act, 1954. The main question raised in these petitions is that the officer who signed the complaint was not competent to do so and as such the prosecution based on such a complaint was not maintainable.
(3.)TO appreciate the contention raised, it will be feasible to state few relevant facts. The Prevention of Food Adulteration Act 1954 makes a specific provision with respect to cognizance and trial of the offences under that Act. The relevant and material provisions of Section 20 of this Act are that no prosecution for an offence under this Act shall be instituted except by or with the written consent of the State Government or a local authority or a person authorised in this behalf by the State Government on the local authority.


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