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The Code of Criminal Procedure, 1898

( ACT NO. V Of 1898 )

Chapter III

POWERS OF COURTS

B.—Sentences which may be passed by courts of various Classes

Sentences which High Court Division and Sessions Judges may pass
31.(1) 1[The High Court Division] may pass any sentence authorized by law.
 
 
(2) A Sessions Judge or Additional Sessions Judge may pass any sentence authorized by law; but any sentence of death passed by any such Judge shall be subject to confirmation by the High Court Division.
 
 
(3) A 2[Joint ] Sessions Judge may pass any sentence authorized by law, except a sentence of death or of transportation for a term exceeding 3[ten] years or of imprisonment for a term exceeding 24[ten] years.
 
 
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  • 1
    The words "The High Court Division" were substituted, for the words "A High Court" by section 3 and 2nd Schedule of the Bangladesh Laws (Revision And Declaration) Act, 1973 (Act No. VIII of 1973)
  • 2
    The word “Joint” was substituted for the word “Assistant” by section 16 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (Amendment) Act, 2009 (Act No. XXXII of 2009) (with effect from 1st November, 2007).
  • 3
    The word "ten" was substituted, for the word "seven" by section 5 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (Second Amendment) Ordinance, 1982 (Ordinance No. XXIV of 1982)
  • 4
    The word "ten" was substituted, for the word "seven" by section 5 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (Second Amendment) Ordinance, 1982 (Ordinance No. XXIV of 1982)
  • 5
    Sub-section (4) was omitted by section 16 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (Amendment) Act, 2009 (Act No. XXXII of 2009) (with effect from 1st November, 2007).
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