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The Code of Criminal Procedure, 1898

( ACT NO. V OF 1898 )

Chapter XXVII


Power of High Court Division to confirm sentence or annul conviction
376. In any case submitted under section 374, 1[* * *] the High Court Division-
(a) may confirm the sentence, or pass any other sentence warranted by law, or
(b) may annul the conviction, and convict the accused of any offence of which the Sessions Court might have convicted him, or order a new trial on the same or an amended charge, or
(c) may acquit the accused person:
Provided that no order of confirmation shall be made under this section until the period allowed for preferring an appeal has expired, or, if an appeal is presented within such period, until such appeal is disposed of.

  • 1
    The words and comma "whether tried with the aid of assessors or by jury," were omitted by section 2 and Schedule of the Law Reforms Ordinance, 1978 (Ordinance No. XLIX of 1978)
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