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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
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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.

  1. Section 235 in CrPC 1973: Judgment of acquittal or conviction.
  1. After hearing arguments and points of law (if any), the Judge shall give a judgment in the case.
  2. If the accused is convicted, the Judge shall, unless he proceeds in accordance with the provisions of sectio
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