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The Protection and Conservation of Fish Act, 1950 (East Bengal Act)

( ACT NO. XVIII OF 1950 )

Cognizance, trial etc. of offences
1[7. Notwithstanding anything contained in the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1898 (Act V of 1898)-
(a) an offence under this Act shall be a cognizable offence within the meaning of that Code;
(b) no court shall take cognizance of such offence except on the complaint or a report of a fishery officer or of a police officer not below the rank of Sub-Inspector;
2[(c) no Court other than of a Metropolitan Magistrate or Magistrate of the first class shall try an offence under this Act; and
(d) A Court trying an offence, except an offence under clause (a) of sub-section (2) of section (5), under this Act may try the offence summarily in accordance with the procedure laid down in the said Code for summary trial.]]

  • 1
    Section 7 was substituted by section 5 of the Protection and Conservation of Fish (Amendment) Act, 1995 ( Act No. IX of 1995)
  • 2
    Clause (c) and (d) were substituted by section 8 of the Protection and Conservation of Fish (Amendment) Ordinance, 2002 (Ordinance No. XX of 2002)
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