Medico Legal Corner
Can the medical council (State or MCI) announce punishment without giving a chance to the complainant and the defendant to defend their quantum of punishment?
Dr KK Aggarwal and Ms Ira Gupta, 19 June 2018
To know the answer to this, we need to read the following Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) procedure. The same is applicable to quasi-judicial bodies under the principles of natural justice.Section 235 in CrPC 1973: Judgment of acquittal or conviction.After hearing arguments and points of law (if any), the Judge shall give a judgment in the case.If the accused is convicted, the Judge shall, unless he proceeds in accordance with the provisions of sectio
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