S 156(3) CrPC – Wide Powers Of Magistrate – Sakiri Vasu vs State of UP

The Magistrate has very wide powers to direct registration of an FIR and to ensure a proper investigation, and for this purpose he can monitor the investigation to ensure that the investigation is done properly (though he cannot investigate himself).

The High Court should discourage the practice of filing a writ petition or petition under Section 482 Cr.P.C. simply because a person has a grievance that his FIR has not been registered by the police, or after being registered, proper investigation has not been done by the police. For this grievance, the remedy lies under Sections 36 and 154(3) before the concerned police officers, and if that is of no avail, under Section 156(3) Cr.P.C. before the Magistrate or by filing a criminal complaint under Section 200 Cr.P.C. and not by filing a writ petition or a petition under Section 482 Cr.P.C.

Citation: (2008) 2 SCC 409 :: AIR 2008 SC 907 

1 thought on “S 156(3) CrPC – Wide Powers Of Magistrate – Sakiri Vasu vs State of UP”

  1. यदि crpc 156.3 में एफ आई आर के आदेश न्यायधीस द्वारा ना दिए जाए और 156.3 डिसमिस कर दी जाए तो क्या करना चाहिए

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