[Section 173 CrPC] Both Chargesheet and Supplementary Chargesheet should be considered to decide if accused committed crime: Supreme Court

The Court held that both the reports under Section 173(3) and 173(8) have to be read conjointly by analyzing their cumulative effect and the annexed documents, to decide whether an accused committed the offence.
Justices DY Chandrachud and Surya Kant, Supreme Court
Justices DY Chandrachud and Surya Kant, Supreme Court

The Supreme Court recently held that while deciding whether or not an accused has committed an offence, it is necessary for the Magistrate to consider the chargesheet submitted under Section 173(2) of Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) as well as the supplementary chargesheet which is submitted after further investigation in terms of Section 173(8) of CrPC [Luckose Zachariah VS Joseph Joseph].

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