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The Dowry Prohibition Act, 1980

( ACT NO. XXXV Of 1980 )

Cognizance of offences
7. Notwithstanding anything contained in the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1898 (Act V of 1898),-
 
 
 
 
(a) no Court inferior to that of a magistrate of the first class shall try any offence under this Act;
 
 
(b) no Court shall take cognizance of any such offence except on a complaint made within one year from the date of the offence;
 
 
 
 
(c) it shall be lawful for a magistrate of the first class to pass any sentence authorised by this Act on any person convicted of an offence under this Act.

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