Mukhtar Zaidi vs State Of Uttar Pradesh 2024 INSC 316 – S 200 CrPC – Protest Petition

Code Of Criminal Procedure, 1973; Section 200 – The right of the Complainant to file a petition under Section 200 Cr.P.C. is not taken away even if the Magistrate concerned does not direct that a Protest Petition be treated as a complaint- When the Magistrate is satisfied that a case is worth taking cognizance and fit for summoning the accused, the Magistrate ought to have followed the provisions and the procedure prescribed under Chapter XV of the Cr.P.C- Referred to Vishnu Kumar Tiwari vs. State of Uttar Pradesh (2019) 8 SCC 27. (Para 9,10)

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