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Section 413 BNSS to Section 417 BNSS| Section 414 BNSS| Section 415 BNSS| Section 416 BNSS|

CHAPTER XXXI

APPEALS


Section 413 BNSS| Bharatiya Nagarik Suraksha Sanhita (BNSS):


No appeal to lie unless otherwise provided.


No appeal shall lie from any judgment or order of a Criminal Court except as provided for by this Sanhita or by any other law for the time being in force:


Provided that the victim shall have a right to prefer an appeal against any order passed by the Court acquitting the accused or convicting for a lesser offence or imposing inadequate compensation, and such appeal shall lie to the Court to which an appeal ordinarily lies against the order of conviction of such Court.


Section 414 BNSS| Bharatiya Nagarik Suraksha Sanhita (BNSS):


Appeal from orders requiring security or refusal to accept or rejecting surety for keeping peace or good behaviour.


Any person,—

(i) who has been ordered under section 136 to give security for keeping the

peace or for good behaviour, or

(ii) who is aggrieved by any order refusing to accept or rejecting a surety under section 140,

may appeal against such order to the Court of Session:

Provided that nothing in this section shall apply to persons the proceedings against whom are laid before a Sessions Judge in accordance with the provisions of sub-section (2) or sub-section (4), of section 141.


Section 415 BNSS| Bharatiya Nagarik Suraksha Sanhita (BNSS):


Appeals from convictions.


(1) Any person convicted on a trial held by a High Court in its extraordinary original criminal jurisdiction may appeal to the Supreme Court.


(2) Any person convicted on a trial held by a Sessions Judge or an Additional Sessions Judge or on a trial held by any other Court in which a sentence of imprisonment for more than seven years has been passed against him or against any other person convicted at the same trial, may appeal to the High Court.


(3) Save as otherwise provided in sub-section (2), any person,—

(a) convicted on a trial held by Magistrate of the first class, or of the second

class, or

(b) sentenced under section 364, or

(c) in respect of whom an order has been made or a sentence has been passed under section 401 by any Magistrate,

may appeal to the Court of Session.


(4) When an appeal has been filed against a sentence passed under section 64, section 65, section 66, section 67, section 68, section 70 or section 71 of the Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita, 2023, the appeal shall be disposed of within a period of six months from the date of filing of such appeal.


Section 416 BNSS| Bharatiya Nagarik Suraksha Sanhita (BNSS):


No appeal in certain cases when accused pleads guilty.


Notwithstanding anything in section 415, where an accused person has pleaded guilty and has been convicted on such plea, there shall be no appeal,—

(i) if the conviction is by a High Court; or

(ii) if the conviction is by a Court of Session or Magistrate of the first or second class, except as to the extent or legality of the sentence.


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Section 417 BNSS| Bharatiya Nagarik Suraksha Sanhita (BNSS):


No appeal in petty cases.


Notwithstanding anything in section 415, there shall be no appeal by a convicted person in any of the following cases, namely:—

(a) where a High Court passes only a sentence of imprisonment for a term not exceeding three months or of fine not exceeding one thousand rupees, or of both such imprisonment and fine;

(b) where a Court of Session passes only a sentence of imprisonment for a term not exceeding three months or of fine not exceeding two hundred rupees, or of both such imprisonment and fine;

(c) where a Magistrate of the first class passes only a sentence of fine not exceeding one hundred rupees; or

(d) where, in a case tried summarily, a Magistrate empowered to act under section 283 passes only a sentence of fine not exceeding two hundred rupees:

Provided that an appeal may be brought against such sentence if any other punishment

is combined with it, but such sentence shall not be appealable merely on the ground—

(i) that the person convicted is ordered to furnish security to keep the peace; or

(ii) that a direction for imprisonment in default of payment of fine is included in the sentence; or

(iii) that more than one sentence of fine is passed in the case, if the total amount of fine imposed does not exceed the amount hereinbefore specified in respect of the case.


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