What does it mean when it says case Status disposed? What’s the difference between disposed and dismissed?


Case disposed is easily understandable as the case dismissed but there is a difference between these two terms. You may see it as a simple term that case has ended and hence disposed but actually, it contains more than that like the nature of case disposed, the time limit for case disposal, case disposed under CPC and CrPc and terms like these.

When a case enters into a criminal court it will remain pending until it is disposed of and removed from the docket of the court.Case status is -ÒDisposed/ Disposal/ DispositionÓ are words used synonymously in the legal terminology when the case proceedings are completed. The measuring of the age of case ends on the day cases are ÒdisposedÓ by the learned court. A civil or a criminal case is called disposed only after disposition of all the entered issues or charges in the case on the actual date of dismissal on the last issue/charge disposition.

A criminal case in district court is said to be disposed on the date the case is bound over to superior court by way of a superseding indictment, a waiver or finding of probable cause, or when the case is finally disposed in the district court by guilty plea, or dismissal or finding of no probable cause.

Reference: in the case of CBI vs Shrikant Jain and others, disposal of old cases were discussed. – 202100499-20210043-3540



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