During the investigation, the police cannot decide on jurisdiction: Court | Delhi News

New Delhi: A court said that at the inquiry/investigation stage, an investigator is not required to gather evidence or conduct a forensic review to come to the conclusion that a particular police station is not has no territorial jurisdiction.
The remarks follow a plea filed by a man seeking action against officers at fault for failing to register an FIR under SC/ST law. The police had argued that they had no jurisdiction to investigate the complaint because no part of the offense had taken place in their territory.
Supplementary Sessions Judge Ravinder Bedi said the September 15, 2021 progress report, filed by the relevant CPA, showed prima facie that an error had been made by the police in observing that they lacked jurisdiction. to investigate the matter as no part of the offense had been committed in time. its territorial jurisdiction.
“The established position under the law is that at the investigation/investigation stage, IO is not obligated to collect evidence or forensically examine to come to the conclusion that a particular police station is not has no territorial jurisdiction,” the court said on January 25. the provisions of Section 178(c) CPRC would state unequivocally that the offense may be investigated or tried by the court having jurisdiction over one of those local areas where an offense was committed or when it consists of several acts having jurisdiction over any of these local areas and the police cannot be heard to say that it has no territorial jurisdiction.
The court ordered the relevant DCP to file a compliance report of its prior orders and a response to the January 25 order.

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