Criminal Procedure Code, 1973 S.  36  - Whether the State Police Chief/Director General of Police is empowered to appoint a superior police officer to investigate a crime case registered outside the territorial jurisdiction of such officer -  Section 36 Cr.P.C, does not in any way, debar the exercise of powers by the State Police Chief to appoint any superior officer who, in his opinion, would be competent and fit to investigate a particular case keeping in view the circumstances thereof -  Section 36 Cr.P.C does not fetter the jurisdiction of the State Police Chief to pass such an order based on his satisfaction - It is the satisfaction of the State Police Chief, in the light of the facts of a given case, that would be determinative of the appointment to be made in which situation the limits of jurisdiction will not act as fetter or come in the way of exercise of such jurisdiction by the superior officer so appointed - Such an appointment would not be hedged by the limitations imposed by Section 36 Cr.P.C. - Kerala Police Act, Section 18. (2016)3 PLRSC 422

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