178. Place of inquiry or trial.
(a) When it is uncertain in which of several local areas an offence was committed, or
(b) where an offence is committed partly in one local area and partly in another, or
(c) where an offence is a continuing one, and continues to be committed in more local areas than one, or
(d) where it consists of several acts done in different local areas, it may be inquired into or tried by a Court having jurisdiction over any of such local areas.
Section 178 (b) does not envisage a position in which one ingredient of the offence is committed at one place and other is committed in another place but it speaks of cases when an offence is committed partly in one area and partly in another area, that the Courts having jurisdiction in both the areas have got territorial jurisdiction to take cognizance of an offence;
Pradipta Basu Roy Chowdhury v Smt Babita Basu Chowdhury, (1997)
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