Section 180 of Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 (Cr.P.C.) – Explained!

Likewise, a charge of receiving or retaining stolen property may be inquired into or tried either by the Court within whose jurisdiction the property was stolen or by any Court within whose local jurisdiction any of such property was at any time dishonestly received or retained.

But so far as the offence of theft (i.e., stealing property or goods) is concerned, it can be tried only at a place where the theft was actually committed and not at the place of receiving or retaining the stolen property or goods unless by virtue of special provisions contained elsewhere in the Code, it has been made possible, such as Section 181 (3) in case of theft.

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