Decided on April 05,1999

Shamima Akhter Appellant
STATE OF JANDK Respondents


- (1.) NEITHER petitioners nor their counsel is present. Respondents are not also present, despite notice. The trial Court record has been received. Parties personal appearance and hearing, in the circumstances, is dispensed with U/S 440 Cr. P. C.
(2.) I have examined the record. The learned District and Sessions Judge, Budgam under the impugned order has framed charge sheet against accused U/S 307, 326 and 201 RPC, after the case was committed by the Chief Judicial Magistrate Budgam to the Court of Sessions. The charge framed against the accused is after hearing the parties and taking the material annexures with challan, in consideration.
(3.) THIS order of framing charge on 29.12.97 is challenged in this revision petition on the ground that the material on record does not disclose the offence with which the accused are charged. The trial Court has not applied its mind to the case. The material placed before the Court does not disclose the offence with which accused are charged. After the case is committed, the Court of Sessions takes up the trial of the case in accordance with provisions of Chapter XXIII of Cr. P. C. Sections 268 and 269 of this chapter deal with the question(s) of discharge of accused or charging accused with an offence(s). Section 268 of Cr. P. C. provides that if no consideration of record of the case and documents submitted thereto before the Sessions Court and after hearing the parties, the Sessions Judge considers that there is no sufficient ground for proceeding against the accused, he shall discharge accused after recording reasons thereto. Section 269 Cr. P. C provides that if after according the consideration and hearing as provided by Section 268 of Cr. P. C, interalia the Sessions Judge is of opinion that there is ground for presuming that accused has committed an offence exclusively triable by the Court of Sessions, he shall frame the charge against the accused and follow the procedure as provided in the code particularly by Section 269 Cr. P. C and other sections included in Chapter XXI11 of Cr. P. C.;

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