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Granting a Discharge Under Section 232 of the Criminal Procedure Code 2010 – Ahmad Danial bin Mohamed Rafa’ee v Public Prosecutor [2023] SGHC 94 [case comment]

Lim Shin Hui

[2023] SAL Prac 23

The High Court recently elaborated on key principles behind the exercise of a court’s discretion to grant a discharge amounting to an acquittal when the Prosecution informs the court that they will not further prosecute an accused person on a charge. This article summarises and discusses the decision, and identifies takeaways that may be useful to practitioners.