Copy of Judgment to be given to the accused and other persons (Section 363 of CrPc)

However, where a sentence of death is passed or confined by the High Court, a certified copy of the judgment shall be immediately given to the accused free of cost whether or not he applies for the same.

(3) The provisions of sub-section (2) shall apply in relation to an order under Section 117 as they apply in relation to a judgment which is appealable by the accused.

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(4) When the accused is sentenced to death by any Court and an appeal lies from such judgment as of right, the Court shall inform him of the period within which, if he wishes to appeal, his appeal should be preferred.

(5) Save as otherwise provided in sub-section (2), any person affected by a judgment or order passed by a criminal Court shall, on an application made in this behalf and on payment of the prescribed charges, be given a copy of such judgment or order or of any deposition or other part of the record. However, the Court may, if it thinks fit for some special reasons, give it to him free of cost.

(6) The High Court may, by rules, provide for the grant of copies of any judgment or order of a criminal Court to any person who is not affected by a judgment or order, on payment, by such person, of such fees, and subject to such conditions, as the High Court may, by such rules, provide.