Difference Between Compoundable & Non-Compoundable Offenses
Criminal Law- The Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973
Difference Between Compoundable Offenses and Non-Compoundable Offenses
Compoundable Offenses –
- Compoundable Offense are classified under section 320 of Criminal Procedure Code
- Compoundable Offenses are those offense which are less serious in nature.
- Compoundable offenses mostly affects private persons.
- Compoundable offenses are mainly of two types namely – (i) Compoundable with the permission of the Court (ii) Compoundable without the permission of the Court
- Compoundable offenses can be compromised by the victim and the offender, with or without the permission of the court.
- Under a Compoundable offense, upon a compromise, the offender is acquitted without any trail.
Non-Compoundable Offenses –
- Non-Compoundable offenses are classified under CrPc.
- Non-Compoundable offenses are those offenses which are serious in nature.
- Under a non-compoundable offense, a private party as well as the society, both are affected by such offenses.
- Under a Non-compoundable offense, no compromise is allowed. Even the court does not has the authority and power to compound such offense.
- Under a Non-Compoundable offense, full trail is held which ends with the acquittal or conviction of the offender, based on the evidence given.