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PCS (J) Notes: Distinction between Investigation and Inquiry

 

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Investigation (Sec 2 (h)) Inquiry (Sec 2 (g) )
Its object is to collect evidence for the purpose of prosecution. Its object is to determine the truth or falsity of certain facts, so that further action may be taken.
Investigation is not judicial process. Inquiry may be Judicial as well as Non Judicial.
Investigation begins by a process of collection of materials and for that purpose inspection is must and this inspection is done by a police officer. The process begins after investigation. it begins by interrogation and not be inspection.
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