Procedure when a lunatic prisoner is capable of making his defence: Section 337 of the Code provides that in case of such a person detained in jail, if the Inspector-General of Prisons certifies that, in his opinion, the person is capable of making his defence, he must be produced before the Court, and the Court must deal with such a person as per the provisions of this Chapter. Parliament in 1862 in order to relieve the pressure on lunatic asylums expressly authorised arrangements to be made for chronic lunatics to be permanently maintained in workhouses, under elaborate provisions for their proper care. Procedure on accused appearing before Magistrate or Court Sec 332 Once the accused is again presented before the magistrate or court and they are satisfied that the accused can put in his defence, then the inquiry or trial or shall proceed further. In any case in which the Judge shall declare a person to be of unsound mind and incapable of managing his person or property, or in any case in which he shall dismiss the Civil Bill, the Judge may make such order as to costs and expenses of and incidental to the proceedings as to him shall seem right. But if the Magistrate finds out that the prima facie case is made out he shall postpone the trail for a period as may be prescribed by the psychiatrist or clinical psychologist for the treatment of the accused. It must be signed and attested , as required by law.
Execution of conveyances and powers by manager or other person under order of court. The State appealed against this, on the ground that the plea of insanity can be taken only at the trial stage, and as the Sessions Judge had found him of sound mind during the trial, the High Court could not accept the plea of insanity at the confirmation stage. The records of the boards of guardians show visits of the inspectors of the Lunacy Commissioners, and their perpetual complaints of the presence of lunatics and idiots in the workhouses without proper accommodation; mixed up with the sane inmates to the great discomfort of both; living in rooms which the Lunacy Commissioners considered too low and unventilated, with yards too small and depressing, amid too much confusion and disorder, for the section of the paupers for whom they were responsible. The first step that the magistrate or the court has to do is to ascertain that the person whom it is dealing with appears of unsound mind or not. In case any objections are raised by any of the heirs, a citation has to be served, calling upon them to consent. The explanation of this paralysis of the Central Authority, as regards the policy to be pursued with persons of unsound mind, is to be found, we believe, in the existence and growth during this period of the rival authority of the Lunacy Commissioners, who had authority over all persons of unsound mind, whether paupers or not. The number of persons of unsound mind in the workhouse continued practically undiminished, without any steps being taken to prevent their retention among the aged, the sick, and the children, who came more and more to make up the workhouse population.
Procedure to Release lunatic to care of relative or friend Sec 339 This section contemplates that whenever any friend or a relative of a person who is kept in custody in view of provisions of sec 330 or sec 335 of the code, wants that such a person be released to him shall make an application to the state government for his release. He did not come on that day. If, however, the Magistrate feels that bail should not be taken in the particular case, or if sufficient security is not given, he must order the accused to be detained in custody, and the action taken is to be reported to the State Government. If, at any time, the testator wishes to withdraw the Will, he can do so. Naughten was acquitted on ground of insanity.
The appellant appealed to the Supreme Court. Power of Chief Justice to delegate power to magistrates. If such finding states that the accused committed the act which would have constituted an offence, but for the incapacity of the accused,— a The Court may order such a person to be detained in safe custody in such place and in such manner as it may think fit; or b The Court may order the person to be delivered to any friend or relative of such person. Drummond, the Private Secretary of Sir Robert Peel, and the then Prime Minister of England. Codicil to the Will If a testator intends to make a few changes to the Will, without changing the entire Will, he can do so by making a codicil to the Will. A Will, made under influence of intoxication or in such a state of body or mind, sufficient to take away free agency of the testator, is void.
In case the State Government orders him to be transferred to an asylum, it may appoint a Commission, consisting of one judicial and two medical officers. The chapter also contains Sections which provide that upon the ability of the person to be capable of defending himself, the proceedings which were postponed may be resumed. We are, however, unable to accept the submission of the learned counsel that being a paranoid; the appellant must be presumed to have committed the said offences being seized of sudden impulsive fits of passion due to which temporarily he was completely incapable of understanding as to what he had been doing with what consequences. The mental powers of an idiot are completely absent because of lack of development of the brain; b Lunacy or Insanity - It is a disease of the brain. When the accused again appears before the Court, if the Court considers him capable of making his defence, it must proceed with the inquiry or trial. Spouse of a person with unsound mind can claim divorce under the ground of insanity.
If, however, the Court feels that he is still incapable of defending himself, the above provisions are to be applied to him all over again. Finally, a similar exception was definitely incorporated in the Outdoor Relief Prohibitory Order of 1844 still in force and the Outdoor Relief Regulation Order of 1852 still in force. D Ability to understand and appreciate quantities. The appellant became annoyed and retorted that he would be produced before the officials only if Chowdhury was alive by then. We hear incidentally of a Special Order in 1900 under which certain chronic lunatics were actually transferred from the Suffolk County Asylum to the workhouse of the Mildenhall Union.
On appeal the High Court upheld the conviction. There is a rebuttable presumption that the accused was not insane, when he committed the crime, in the sense laid down by Sec. As a result of these exceptions, there were on 1st January 1852, 4107 lunatics and idiots on outdoor relief, and this number had increased by 1859 to 4892 and by 1870 to 6199. Release of the person of unsound mind pending investigation or trial As we read above that if a person is found of unsoundness or incapacity then the magistrate or court shall proceed as per provisions of sec 330. Section 84 contains the three important principles of them. A Will becomes enforceable only after the death of the testator. An Appearance and Defence to such Civil Bill shall be entered and delivered as the case may be in the manner and within the times specified in Order 15.
The property of a person of unsound mind is, however, always liable for necessaries supplied to him or to any one whom he is legally bound to support, under Section 68 of the Act. He was employed in Ahmadabad. Chowdhury and causing injuries with a khukri Nepalese dagger to two others in the early morning of 13-8-1982. The certificate of Inspector — General, or the visitors as stated above can be received as evidence in the case. In this case death penalty was given to the accused person of unsound mind the question was whether Section 329 shall apply to the accused when the sentence has been passed by the Sessions Judge but sent for confirmation to the High Court.