Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : arrested is first brought in front of the magistrate

Role Of The Magistrate In Criminal Proceedings

Harikumar Pallathadka

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 10, Pages 4357-4361

Often people forget the role magistrates play in a criminal proceeding. Any person who is
arrested is first brought in front of the magistrate. Thus, it is up to the magistrate to either
send him to police custody or judicial custody. The author, through this article, has
emphasized the significant powers that a magistrate has, from ordering an investigation to
taking up the investigation into his own hands. The author has explored various concepts
like default bail and test identification parade, the magistrate's role in conducting
identification parade. Finally, the author has laid down the different stages in which the
magistrate regulates the police investigation by keeping a tight vigil on its activities.