Criminal Procedure Code

Section 399 Session Judge’s power of Revision

Section 399 Session Judge’s power of Revision

(1) In the case of any proceeding the record of which has been called for by himself the Sessions Judge may exercise all or any of the powers, which may be exercised by the High Court under sub-section (1) of section 401.

(2) Where any proceeding by way of revision is commenced before a Sessions Judge under subsection (1), the provisions of sub-sections (2), (3), (4) and (5) of section 401 shall, so far as may be, apply to such proceeding and references in the said subsections to the High Court shall be construed as references to the Sessions Judge.

(3) Where any application for revision is made by or on behalf of any person before the Sessions Judge, the decision of the Sessions Judge thereon in relation to such person shall be final and no further proceeding by way of revision at the instance of such person shall be entertained by the High Court or any other court.


It is settled law that no order to the prejudice of an accused or any other person can be made unless the said accused or the said person has been given an opportunity of being heard;Mohd.Afzal v.Noor Nisha Begam ,(1997) 2 crimes 493 (Del).

Yash Rohilla

Yash is Law Reasearcher at Juris Law Offices and also work as legal correspondent at My Legal Advisor.