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· Lalita Kumari Vs Government of UP (2014) 2 SCC 1

FIR is mandatory in cognizable cases.

· Mohammad Ahmad Khan Vs Shahbano Begum 1985 (1) SCALE 767, 1985 (3) SCR 844, 1985 (2) SCC 556,AIR 1985 SC 945

Section 125 criminal procedure code secular.

· D. K. Basu Vs State Of Bengal (1997 (1) SCC 416)

Supreme Court guidelines relating to rights of arrested person.

· Nilabati Bahera Vs State Of Orissa 1993 AIR 1960, 1993 SCR (2) 581

Compensation in case of unlawful arrest and detention.

· Sheela Barse Vs State Of Maharashtra AIR 1983 SC 378

Rights of women relating to arrest.

· Joginder Kumar Vs State Of UP 1994 AIR 1349, 1994 SCC (4) 260

Supreme Court guidelines relating to rights of arrested person.

· Chanmuniya Vs Virendra Kumar Singh Khushwaha (2011) 1 SCC 141

Right of maintenance in live-in relationship.

· Shiv Shankar Singh Vs State Of Bihar (2012) 1 SCC 130

Filing of multiple FIR.

· Satya Pal Singh Vs State Of Madhya Pradesh (2015) 15 SCC 613

Father of deceased victim has right to appeal.

· State Of UP Vs Singhara Singh 1963 AIR 358, 1964 SCR (4) 485

Section 164 by necessary implication prohibits the magistrate from giving oral evidence of confession made to him.

· State Of Madhya Pradesh Vs Rustum 1995 Supp (3) SCC 221 : 1995 SCC (Cri) 830]

Computation of period of 60/90 days under section 167 criminal procedure code.

· CBI Vs Anupam J. Kulkarni 1992 AIR 1768, 1992 SCR (3) 158

Police Remand cannot exceed 15 days.

· Mobarik Ali Ahmed Vs State Of Bombay 1957 AIR 857, 1958 SCR 328

Offence triable where the act is done.

· Shakuntla Devi Vs State UP 2003 CriLJ 687

Availability of civil remedy does not bar filing of a case under section 200 of criminal procedure code.

· Dina Nath Vs Emperor AIR 1946 All 53

No summary trial in serious or complicated cases.

· Surendra Singh Vs State Of UP 1954 AIR 194, 1954 SCR 330

Where a judge who wrote the judgement dies before it was delivered or pronounced, another judge cannot deliver it.

· Naresh Vs State Of UP AIR 1981 SC 1385, 1981 CriLJ 1044, 1981 (1) SCALE 807, (1981) 3 SCC 74

Alteration of conviction U/s 302 Indian Penal Code the one U/s 304 Indian Penal Code by High Court is not justified U/s 362 of criminal procedure code.

· Ashok Kumar Vs UOI 1991 SCR (2) 858, 1991 SCC (3) 498

Constitutional validity of section 433-A of criminal procedure code.

· Rasiklal Vs Kishore Khanchand Wadhwani (2009) 4 SCC 446

Right to bail under section 436 in bailable offences is an absolute and indefeasible right.

· Gurbaksh Singh Sibbia Vs State Of Punjab 1980 AIR 1632, 1980 SCR (3) 383

Supreme Court guidelines relating to anticipatory bai.l

· Jagdish Ram Vs State Of Rajasthan (1979) 2 SCC 178

Quashing of FIR on account of delay.

· State Of Madhya Pradesh Vs Madan Lal (2015) 7 SCC 681

No compromise in rape cases.

· Manohar Singh Vs State Of Rajasthan 1952 Raj LW 81: ILR (1951) 1 Raj 888: (AIR 1953 Raj 22) (A)

Compensation to victim of crime.

· S R Sukumar Vs Sunaad Raghuram (2015) 42 SCD 746

Amendment in complaint can be done.

· Siddaharth Vashisht Vs State Of NCT Of Delhi 2008(7) SCALE, 321

Cryptic telephonic message of a cognizable offence not to be treated as FIR.




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