Procedure in cases which Magistrate cannot dispose of – Sec 322 of CrPC

Various decisions touching upon Section 322(2) Cr.P.C. inform that the Magistrate to whom a case is submitted under Section 322(1) Cr.P.C. cannot act on the evidence recorded by the submitting Magistrate, but must, if he tries the case try it de novo (Manikonda Satyanarayana vs. State [AIR 1955 Andhra 44]; Panna Lal and others vs. State [AIR 1952 All 657]; and Sashti Gopal Samui and another vs. Haridas Bagdi [AIR 1938 Cal 415]).