Monday, 12 August 2019

What is meaning of cognizance of offence?

Cognizance of offence means that Magistrate has come to conclusion that there is a case to be inquired into.The word cognizance is used to indicate the point when Magistrate or Judge first takes Judicial notice of offence.Taking cognizance is judicial application of mind of Magistrate to facts mentioned in the complaint with a view to take further action.
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