Courts not obliged to hear accused while considering plea for further investigation(Section 173(8) of Cr.P.C): Supreme court.

The Supreme Court affirmed that a court is not necessary to hear the accused before any direction for further investigation pursuant to section 173(8) of the Criminal Procedure Code is issued.

In this case, the High Court dismissed the application filed by the appellant seeking to join as a complainant in a Special Criminal Application seeking further investigation against other persons.

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