Non-recovery of weapon cannot be ground to drop robbery charges under 397 IPC: Delhi High Court

"The effect of non recovery of the weapon would be seen only in trial and that cannot be a reason for not framing charges under Section 397 IPC," the Court said.
Non-recovery of weapon cannot be ground to drop robbery charges under 397 IPC: Delhi High Court
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Non-recovery of the weapon used for robbery cannot be a reason to not frame charges under Section 397 of Indian Penal Code (IPC) which criminalises 'robbery, or dacoity, with attempt to cause death or grievous hurt', the Delhi High Court recently observed. [State v Hassan Ahmad]

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