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The Representation of the People Order, 1972 (President's Order)


Chapter VI


1[89A. Notwithstanding anything contained in the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1898 (V of 1898), any person for the time being performing any duty in connection with an election, excluding any member of a law enforcing agency, may, if authorized by the Commission, by general or special order, in this behalf-


(a) exercise the powers of a Magistrate of the first class under the said Code in respect of the offences punishable under 2[Article 73(2B), 74(2A), (3), (4), (5), (6),], Article 78, Article 79, Article 80, Article 81(1) and Article 82; and


(b) take cognizance of any such offence under any of the clauses of sub-section (1) of section 190 of the said Code, and shall try any such offence in a summary manner in accordance with the provisions of the said Code relating to summary trials.]

  • 1
    Article 89A was inserted by section 37 of the Representation of the People (Amendment) Act, 2001 (Act No. LVII of 2001)
  • 2
    The word, numbers, brackets and commas “ Article 73(2B), 74(2A), (3), (4), (5), (6),” were substituted for the words and number “Article 73 for personation” by section 16 of the Representation of the People (Amendment) Act, 2013 (Act No. LI of 2013).
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