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Medical Jurisprudence

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One of the following statements is NOT true: (LQ)



A An Additional Sessions Judge can award any 'punishment authorized by law'

B An Assistant Sessions Judge can award imprisonment for a term exceeding 10 years

C Death sentence passed by an Additional Sessions Judge has to be confirmed by the High /Court

D An Assistant Sessions Judge cannot pass a death sentence

Ans. B
An Assistant Sessions Judge can award imprisonment for a term exceeding 10 years

(Sessions court is located at district headquarters. It can pass any sentence authorized by law but a sentence of death must be confirmed by the high court (Sec. 366 CrPC). Assistant Sessions court can pass any sentence except a sentence of death or imprisonment for a term > 10 yrs (Sec. 28 CrPC).)

Note-Sessions judge and Additional sessions judge have same powers but Assistant sessions judge is inferior to Additional sessions judge

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