Section 444 Appeal against acquittal – Companies Act 2013

Amended and updated notes on section 444 of Companies Act 2013. Detail discussion on provisions and rules related to appeal against acquittal.

Amended and updated notes on section 444 of Companies Act 2013. Detail discussion on provisions and rules related to appeal against acquittal.

Chapter XXVIII (Sections 435446B) of the Companies Act, 2013 (CA 2013) deals with the provisions related to Special Courts. Section 444 of CA 2013 provides for appeal against acquittal.

Recently, we have discussed in detail section 443 (Power of Central Government to appoint company prosecutors) of CA 2013. Today, we learn the provisions of section 444 of the Companies Act 2013.

The provisions of section 444 are effective from 12th September, 2013. You may refer Notification No. S.O. 902(E) dated 12-09-2013. In this article, you will learn detail of the provisions of section 444 the Companies Act 2013 read with the Companies (Mediation and Conciliation) Rules, 2016.

Name of ActThe Companies Act 2013
Enacted byParliament of India
Administered byMinistry of Corporate Affairs (MCA)
Number of Chapters29
Number of Sections484 (470-43+57)
Number of Schedules7
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Chapter No.XXVIII
Chapter NameSpecial Courts
Section No.444
Section NameAppeal against acquittal
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Section 444 of Companies Act 2013: Appeal against acquittal

Section 444 shall come into force on 12th September, 2013 vide Notification No. S.O. 2754(E) dated 12.09.2013.

Notwithstanding anything contained in the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973, the Central Government may, in any case arising under this Act, direct any company prosecutor or authorise any other person either by name or by virtue of his office, to present an appeal from an order of acquittal passed by any court, other than a High Court, and an appeal presented by such prosecutor or other person shall be deemed to have been validly presented to the appellate court.


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