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The Code of Criminal Procedure, 1898

( ACT NO. V OF 1898 )

Chapter III


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

Sentence in cases of conviction of several offences at one trial Maximum term of punishment

35.(1) When a person is convicted at one trial of two or more offences, the Court may, subject to the provisions of section 71 of the Penal Code sentence him, for such offences, to the several punishments prescribed therefor which such Court is competent to inflict; such punishments, when consisting of imprisonment or transportation to commence the one after the expiration of the other in such order as the Court may direct, unless the Court directs that such punishments shall run concurrently.


(2) In the case of consecutive sentences, it shall not be necessary for the Court, by reason only of the aggregate punishment for the several offences being in excess of the punishment which it is competent to inflict on conviction of a single offence, to send the offender for trial before a higher Court:


Provided as follows:-


(a) in no case shall such person be sentenced to imprisonment for a longer period than fourteen years;


(b) if the case is tried by a Magistrate 1[* * *], the aggregate punishment shall not exceed twice the amount of punishment which he is, in the exercise of his ordinary jurisdiction, competent to inflict.


(3) For the purpose of appeal, the aggregate of consecutive sentences passed under this section in case of convictions for several offences at one trial shall be deemed to be a single sentence.

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    The Brackets, words and figure "(other than a Magistrate action under section 34)" were omitted by section 2 and Schedule of the Law Reforms Ordinance, 1978 (Ordinance No. XLIX of 1978).
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