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The Code of Criminal Procedure, 1898

( ACT NO. V Of 1898 )

Chapter XXXVIII

OF THE PUBLIC PROSECUTOR

Effect of withdrawal from prosecution
494. Any Public Prosecutor may, with the consent of the Court, 1[* * *] before the judgment is pronounced, withdraw from the prosecution of any person either generally or in respect of any one or more of the offences for which he is tried; and upon such withdrawal,-
 
 
 
 
(a) if it is made before a charge has been framed, the accused shall be discharged in respect of such offence or offences;
 
 
 
 
(b) if it is made after a charge has been framed, or when under this Code no charge is required, he shall be acquitted in respect of such offence or offences.

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    The words and comma "in cases tried by jury before the return of the verdict, and in other cases" were omitted by section 2 and Schedule of the Law Reforms Ordinance, 1978 (Ordinance No. XLIX of 1978)
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