The Code of Criminal Procedure commonly called Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) is that the main legislation on procedure for administration of substantive legal code in India. it had been enacted in 1973 and came into force on 1 April 1974. It provides the machinery for the investigation of crime, apprehension of suspected criminals, collection of evidence, determination of guilt or innocence of the accused person and therefore the determination of punishment of the guilty. It also deals with common nuisance , prevention of offences and maintenance of wife, child and fogeys .
At present, the act contains 484 sections, 2 schedules and 56 forms. The sections are divided into 37 chapters.
Bodies function under the Code
Supreme Court of India
District and Session Judge and Additional District Judges