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The Code of Criminal Procedure, 1898

( ACT NO. V Of 1898 )

Chapter II

OF THE CONSTITUTION OF CRIMINAL COURTS AND OFFICES

E.—Justices of the Peace

Ex-officio Justices of the Peace.
25. In virtue of their respective offices, the Judges of the 1[Supreme Court] are Justices of the Peace within and for of the whole of Bangladesh, Sessions Judges, 2[Chief Judicial Magistrate] and Metropolitan Magistrates] are Justices of the Peace within 3[their respective jurisdictions].

  • 1
    The words "Supreme Court" were substituted, for the words "High Courts" by section 3 and 2nd Schedule of the Bangladesh Laws (Revision And Declaration) Act, 1973 (Act No. VIII of 1973)
  • 2
    The words “Chief Judicial Magistrate” were substituted for the words “District Magistrate” by section 13 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (Amendment) Act, 2009 (Act No. XXXII of 2009) (with effect from 1st November, 2007).
  • 3
    The words "their respective jurisdictions" were substituted, for the words "and for the whole of the territories administered by the Provincial Government under which they are serving" by section 3 and 2nd Schedule of the Bangladesh Laws (Revision And Declaration) Act, 1973 (Act No. VIII of 1973)
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