Judicial Magistrate not competent to order re-investigation or transfer case to another investigating agency: Jammu & Kashmir High Court

The Court reaffirmed that re-investigation or transfer of the case can be ordered only by a High Court or by the Supreme Court.
Justice MA Chowdhary
Justice MA Chowdhary

The High Court of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh recently ruled that a judicial magistrate is not competent to order re-investigation in a case or transfer the case from one investigating agency to another [Kamlesh Devi & Ors. V/s State of J&K & Ors.].

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