Cognizable offences are those offences for which a police officer may arrest without court mandated warrant in accordance with the first schedule of the code.
- Cognizable offences are those where a police officer can arrest without warrant.
- And such cases, after arrest has been made, the accused will be produced before a magistrate, and he may require the police officer to investigate the matter.
- After investigation, if the case is made out, i.e. charge sheet filed goes against accused, the magistrate can order for arrest.
- During the pendency of trial, bail application can be moved before the concerned magistrate.
- Cognizable offences are both bailable, and non-bailable.
Also Read: Non-Cognizable Offences
EXAMPLES OF COGNIZABLE OFFENCES ARE
- Offences of waging or attempting to wage war, or abetting the waging of war against the government of India.
- Wearing the dress or carrying any token used by a soldier, sailor or airman with intent that it may be believed that he is such a soldier, sailor or airman.
- Public servant obtaining any valuable thinks, without consideration, from a person concerned in any proceeding or business transacted by such public servant.
- Rioting armed with deadly weapon.
- Being or expecting to be a public servant, and taking, and taking a gratification other than legal remuneration in respect of an official act.
- Hiring, engaging or employing person to take part in an unlawful assembly or taking part in self.
- Counterfeiting, or performing any pat of the process of counterfeiting Indian coin.
- Negligently doing any act known to be likely to spread infection of any disease dangerous to life.
- Having possession of a counterfeit government stamp.
- Making or selling false weights or measures for fraudulent use.
- Causing a disturbance to an assembly engaged in religious worships.