Who is a proclaimed offender?

How do you define a proclaimed offender?
Posted 9 months ago  |    0  | 
Criminal Defense,General Legal
Criminal Defense General Legal

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Tushar Bhargava
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If any Court has reason to believe that any person against whom a warrant of arrest has been issued by it has absconded or is concealing himself so that such warrant cannot be executed, such Court may publish a written proclamation requiring him to appear at a specified place and at a specified time not less than 30 days from the date of publishing such proclamation. Where a proclamation published is in respect of a person accused of certain specified heinous offences and such person fails to appear at the specified place and time required by the proclamation may pronounce him a ‘Proclaimed Offender’ and make a declaration to that effect. s.82 CrPC.

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