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The Foreign Exchange Regulation Act, 1947

( ACT NO. VII OF 1947 )

Tribunal, its powers, etc.
23A. (1) Every Sessions Judge shall, for the areas within the territorial limits of his jurisdiction, be a Tribunal for trial of an offence punishable under section 23.
(2) A tribunal may transfer any case for trial to an Additional Sessions Judge within its jurisdiction who shall, for trying a case so transferred, be deemed to be a Tribunal constituted for the purpose.
(3) A Tribunal shall have all the powers of a Magistrate of the First Class in relation to criminal trials, and shall follow as nearly as may be, the procedure provided in the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1898, for trials before such Magistrate, and shall also have powers as provided in the said Code in respect of the following matters, namely:-
(a) directing the arrest of the accused;
(b) issuing search warrants;
(c) ordering the police to investigate any offence and report;
(d) authorising detention of a person during police investigation;
(e) ordering the release of the accused on bail.
(4) All proceedings before a Tribunal shall be deemed to be judicial proceeding within the meaning of sections 193 and 228 of the Pakistan Penal Code, and for the purposes of section 196 thereof, and the provisions relating to the execution of orders and sentences in the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1898, shall, so far as may be, apply to orders and sentences passed by a Tribunal.
(5) As regards sentences of fine, the powers of a Tribunal shall be as extensive as those of a Court of Sessions.
(6) 1[The Bangladesh Bank] or any other person aggrieved by a judgment of a Tribunal may, within three months from the date of judgment, appeal to the 2[High Court Division].
(7) Save as provided in the preceding sub-section, all judgments and orders passed by a Tribunal shall be final.]

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