Can additional charges be framed by Trial Court after a judgment is reserved? Supreme Court answers

Section 216 of the CrPC gives exclusive and wide range of powers to the Trial Court in this regard, but the same should be used judiciously, the Supreme Court said.
Supreme Court
Supreme Court

The Supreme Court, in its judgment today, observed that the powers under Section 216 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) empowers the Trial Court to add or alter charges even after the completion of trial before the pronouncement of judgment.

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