Difference between summons cases and warrant cases Summons cases -  


Summons Case

Warrant Case


according to section 2 (w) of the Code of Criminal Procedure 1973, "summons case" which means a case relating to an offense, and not being a warrant case.

According to section 2 (x) after Criminal Procedure Code 1973, warrant case means a case relating to an offense punishable with death, imprisonment for life or imprisonment for a term exceeding 2 years.


The summons case can be converted into a warrant case.

A warrant case cannot be converted into a summons case.


In the summons, case summons shall be issued

In a warrant case, a warrant maybe issued.


A charge under the warrant case cannot be split up into its constituents for trial under the summons case.

        The warrant case is to be prepared in case discharge reveals both the summons case and the warrant case.

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