Section 375 in The Code Of Criminal Procedure, 1973

when an accused person has pleaded guilty and has been convicted on such plea, there shall be no appeal permitted.

Madras High Court in Jacob Chacko Theketala vs State Of Tamil Nadu on 15 June, 2010 has clearly explained the Section and the validity of the section.

However, it was also added that if the plea of guilt was made by the accused due to lack of knowledge, understanding or other factors thereby vitiating the plea, then the court has the power to even look into the merits of the conviction. In  Giasuddin v. State of Andhra Pradesh, 1977 CrLJ 1557 it was held the other way around. So Section 375 has its own limitations based on the situation of the case.

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