Ss. 22-A, 22-B & 154—Ex-Officio Justice of Peace—Calling of police report

2014 P Cr. L J 1146
[Lahore]

-Ss. 22-A, 22-B & 154—Ex-Officio Justice of Peace—Calling of police report before issuing directions for registration of F.I.R.—Scope—Ex Officio Justice of Peace was not bound to seek report from the police at every cost and he was fully competent to decide the application and pass an order, even without any report by the police—However when a report was called, to know the truth and real facts, then the same should not be ignored—Where Ex-Officio Justice of Peace did not agree with the police report, then he should give reasons for doing so—Seeking and obtaining a police report but subsequently ignoring the same and passing an order, contrary to it, without assigning any reason could not be appreciated—Special care was required in such a situation.

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