Powers of Appellate Court in disposing of appeal:

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The Appellate Court shall
then send for the record, of the case, if, such record is not already, in Court. After
perusing such record, and hearing the appellant or his pleader, if he appears and the
Public Prosecutor, if he appears, and in case of an appeal under Section 411-A,
sub-section (2) or Section 417, the accused, if he appears, the Court may, if it considers
that there is no sufficient ground for interfering, dismiss the appeal, or may–
(a) in an appeal from an order of acquittal, reverse such order and direct that further
inquiry be made, or that the accused be tried or sent for trial to the Court of Session or
High Court as the case may be, or find him guilty and pass sentence on him according to
law;

b) in an appeal from a conviction, (1) reverse the finding and sentence, and acquit or
discharge the accused, or order him to be tried by a Court of competent jurisdiction
subordinate to such Appellate Court of i7[sent for trial, or (2) after the finding, maintaining
the sentence, or, with or without altering the finding, reduce the sentence, or (3) with or
without such reduction and with or without altering the finding after the nature of the
sentence, but subject to the provisions of Section 106, sub-section (3), not so as to
enhance the same;
(c) in an appeal from any other order, alter or reverse such order;
(d) make any amendment ;or any consequential or incidental order that may be just or
proper.
(2) [Omitted by Law Reforms Ordinance, Xll of 1972.]

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