DWAEKA NATH MONDUL Vs. BENI MADHAB BANERJEE
DWAEKA NATH MONDUL
BENI MADHAB BANERJEE
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Maclean, C J -
(1.) I have heard nothing in the argument addressed to us to warrant me in changing or even qualifying the opinion I expressed in the ruling in the case of the Queen-Empress V/s. Dolgobind Dass (1900) I.L.R. 23 Cal. 211; (S.C.) 5 C.W.N. 169 and I adhere to that ruling. The argument in this case, however, has led me to doubt, whether the principle I have enunciated ought not to be held to apply to the case of a Mofussil Magistrate equally with that of a Presidency Magistrate, and whether the authorities which would appear to decide the contrary are well founded in law. That question is not before us to-day.
(2.) I answer the question by saying that a Presidency Magistrate is competent to re-hear--I do not like the expression " revive," though I am aware it has been frequently used--a warrant-case triable under Chapter XXI of the Code of Criminal Procedure in which he has discharged the accused person. Prlnsep, J.
(3.) I am of the same opinion. I think it necessary, however, to add a few words on my own behalf in connection with the question raised before us.;
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