The Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 (CrPc)
274. Record in summons cases and inquiries.
(1) In all summon cases tried before a magistrate in all inquiries under sections 145 to 148 (both inclusive), and in all proceedings under section 446 otherwise than in the Course of a trial, the Magistrate shall as the examination of each witness proceeds, make a memorandum of the substance of the evidence in the language of the court:
Provided that if the Magistrate is unable to make such memorandum himself, he shall the after recording the reason of his inability cause such member to be made in writing or from his dictation in open court.
(2) Such memorandum shall be signed by the Magistrate and shall form part of the record.