Cognizable offence

A cognizable offence in the criminal justice system of India is one in which the police is empowered to register an FIR, investigate and arrest an accused involved in cognizable crime without a court warrant. As defined in Cr.PC, a non-cognizable offence is one in which police can neither register a First Information Report (FIR) nor can investigate or effect arrest without the express permission or directions from the court. [1]

  1. ^ Definition of Cognizable Offence. Retrieved on 2011-05-18.

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