Section 483. Duty of High Court to exercise continuous superintendence over Courts of Judicial Magistrates.
Every High Court shall so exercise its superintendence over the Courts of Judicial Magistrates subordinate to it as to ensure that there is an expeditious and proper disposal of cases by such Magistrates.
When alternative remedy is available, inherent powers cannot be exercised; Alimuddin Khan v. Nasiran Bibi, 1998 Cr LJ 1811 (Ori).
Section 483 of Criminal Procedure code,1973 (CrPC) comes under the inherent powers of the High court and the High is duty bound to ensure the speedy and proper disposal of the cases by the magistrates.