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In later years officials o(a Utilitarian bent of mind were to be very critical of this use of a legal fiction, but in this early period Islamic law brought a very useful flexibility to sentencing by virtue of its V2rious categories of discretionary punishment. ' 61 RB to GG in C, 6 February 1788, BRC 1-29 February 1788, p. 413. the fon by the river to inaugurate a judicial regime of regulamy and dUe process, Rn to GG in C, 14January 1789, BRC PIS 1132, 4 February 1789, p. 173. H Civil Authority lind Due Process 53 .
In this period the same chain of responsibility was pressed into service for policing'and prosecution, for enforcing ,a fine, securing the presence of a party in court, or imposing a muchalka, an undertaking for good behaviour.. The guarantee of enforcement lay in the mOnetary or social credit of the person who' stood surety, ·or in his relationship·to the person giving the engagement. ' The element ofpressure lay in the infamy ofcausing a Brahmin to ~ffer, wQrse still of being responsible for making a Brahmin shed his blood.
42 A Despotism of Ltrw nature of subsequent examinations. For instance, it could discourage the accused from withdrawing a confession. In one case a surathal, attested by three canungos and two villagers, reported that Soobode Kwyree had confessed to murdering a child for its ornaments, on condition of being spared. ' Kwyree confessed and was hung. egitimacy of the intervention. In a long vendetta betw :en tw) Rajput families, the saZITUJal of pargana Lakhnesar iepc rted dat he had gone to the village accompanied by the kazi, c.