Criminal Procedure Code

Section 383 Procedure when appellant in jail

Section 383 Procedure when appellant in jail

If the appellant is in jail, he may present his petition of appeal and the copies accompanying the same to the officer in charge of the jail, who shall thereupon forward such petition and copies to the proper Appellate Court.

                                                                      STATE AMENDMENT

Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Lakshadweep:

In section 383, the following words shall be inserted at the end, namely.

“or if, by reason of the weather, transport or other difficulties, it is not possible to forward and them to the proper Appellate Court then, shall be forwarded to the Administrator or an Executive Magistrate, not below the rank of a Sub-Divisional Magistrate, who shall, on receipt of such petition of appeal and copies, record thereon the date of receipt thereof and thereafter forward the same to the proper Appellate Court.

[Vide Regulation 1 of 1974, sec. 4 (w.e.f. 30-3-1974)]

Yash Rohilla

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