Author: R Chakraborty
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The word “charge” is wider in purport and includes, beside the element of offence, the reference to the person who is alleged to have committed it. Thus, the expression ‘a misjoinder of charges’ in Section 537(b) means the misjoinder either of the offences or of the persons alleged to have committed the offences. To hold that it refers only to the misjoinder of the first, would be to unnecessarily narrow the purport and effect of that section.