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The Special Powers Act, 1974

( ACT NO. XIV OF 1974 )

Offences under this Act and certain other offences to be tried by Special Tribunals
26. (1) Notwithstanding anything contained in the Code or in any other law for the time being in force, the offences specified in the Schedule to this Act shall be triable exclusively by a Special Tribunal constituted under sub-section (2).
(2) Every Sessions Judge, Additional Sessions Judge and Assistant Sessions Judge shall, for the areas within his sessions division, be a Special Tribunal for the trial of offences triable under this Act 1[:
Provided that the Government may, for the purpose of trial of offences mentioned in paragraphs 3 and 4 of the Schedule to this Act, constitute one or more additional Special Tribunals for such areas as may be specified by the Government and an additional Special Tribunal so constituted shall consist of one member, to be appointed by the Government, who shall be a person who is a Metropolitan Magistrate or a Magistrate of the first class.]
(3) A Special Tribunal consisting of the Sessions Judge may transfer, at any stage of the trial, any case from one Special Tribunal to another Special Tribunal within his sessions division.

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    The colon (:) was substituted for the full stop (.) and thereafter the proviso was added by section 2 of the Special Powers (Amendment) Act, 1980 (Act No. VIII of 1980)
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