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India (Code Of Criminal Procedure)-Corporal Punishments

Volume 282: debated on Thursday 2 August 1883

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asked the Under Secretary of State for India, Whether the punishment by whipping inflicted in lieu of other punishment on 26,761 persons in India, in 1880, was by sentence of a judge; and, if not, by what authority?

, in reply, said, that the punishments by whipping referred to in the Question were inflicted under the sentences of the various Civil Courts, empowered by the Criminal Procedure Code to order this form of punishment.

inquired whether the floggings were not sometimes inflicted by officers in charge of the gaols?