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The Code of Criminal Procedure, 1898

( ACT NO. V Of 1898 )

Chapter V

OF ARREST, ESCAPE AND RETAKING

B.—Arrest without Warrant

Offence committed in Magistrate's presence
64. When any offence is committed in the presence of a Magistrate 1[whether Executive or Judicial] within the local limits of his jurisdiction, he may himself arrest or order any person to arrest the offender, and may thereupon, subject to the provisions herein contained as to bail commit the offender to custody.

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    The words “whether Executive or Judicial” after the word “Magistrate” were inserted by section 23 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (Amendment) Act, 2009 (Act No. XXXII of 2009) (with effect from 1st November, 2007).
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