The East India Company with its official title as ‘ THE GOVERNOR AND COMPANY OF MERCHANTS OF LONDON TRADING INTO THE EAST INDIES’ was incorporated in England on 31 dec 1600, by a Charter of Queen Elizabeth.
Legislative Powers(Charter of 1600) Charter authorized the company, in its General Court, to make, ordain and constitute laws, orders and constitution for the good government of itself and for the better advancement of its trade and traffic. Punishment imposed could only be fines and imprisonment. No harsher punishment No capital sentence. No reference of factories or territories
KING’S COMMISSION 24TH JAN 1601 POWER TO ISSUE COMMISSION GRANTED TO THE COMPANY ON DEC 1615. TO PUNISH OFFENCES COMMITTED ON LAND, A COMMISSION WAS ISSUED ON 1623.
CHARTER OF 1661 ON APRIL, 3 1661, CHARLES II GRANTED A NEW CHARTER TO THE COMPANY AUTHORIZING THE GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL OF EACH FACTORY TO JUDGE ALL PERSONS IN ALL CAUSES, CIVIL OR CRIMINAL.