Criminal Procedure And Evidence - Prescription Of Offences (S 26)

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Prescription of Offences (s 26)

[Ch0802s26]26. Prosecution for murder not barred by lapse of time, for other offence

barred by lapse of 20 years

The right of prosecution for murder shall not be

barred by any lapse of time; but the right of prosecution for any other

offence, whether at the public instance or at the instance of a private party,

shall, unless some other period is expressly provided by law, be barred by the

lapse of 20 years from the time when the offence was committed.