Warrant Trails & Summary Trails
- Warrant Cases are the cases that are serious in nature. The trail of warrant cases which are more serious and intense in nature are tried by the Court of Sessions, whereas, the trail of warrant cases that are less serious in nature are tried by the Magistrate.
- Chapter XIX of Cr.P.C sections 238 to 250 constitutes and describes the provisions of warrant trail.
- Warrant Trails are classified into two categories, namely:
- Warrant Trails instituted on Police Report
- Warrant Trails instituted otherwise then on Police Report
Difference Between Warrant Trail & Summon Trail:
WARRANT TRAIL –
- Offenses which are serious in nature are traible under Warrant trail.
- Under a a warrant trail, an accuses can be discharged either before or after recording of prosecution evidence.
- The warrant trails contemplates participation of police machinery.
- In a warrant trail case there is a vital stage as to framing of charges and a separate section for it.
- A warrant trail cannot be converted into a summon trail.
SUMMON TRAIL –
- Offenses that are less serious in nature are traible under Summon trail.
- Under a a summon trail, there is no stage of discharge of the accused before or after recording of the evidence.
- There is no participation of police machinery under summon trail.
- Under summon trail there is no stage as to framing of charge and no separate section for it.
- Summon trail can be converted into a Warrant trail.