UPHJS2018-II
Pre. Exam

2. Under section 428 of Code of Criminal Procedure, which of the following period of detention undergone by the accused shall be set-off against the sentence of imprisonment in a case :
(a) period of detention undergone in default of payment of fine
(b) period of detention undergone during investigation and trial of that case
(c) period of detention undergone during investigation and trial of a similar case
(d) all the above

Answer and Notes Answer is B


Explanation: Section 428 of Code of Criminal Procedure provides for set off of period of detention undergone by the accused against the sentence of imprisonment. It provides that where an accused person has, on conviction, been sentenced to imprisonment for a term, not being imprisonment for default of payment of fine then the period of detention undergone by him during the investigation, inquiry or trial of the same case before the date of such conviction shall be set off against the term of imprisonment imposed on him.