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The Code of Criminal Procedure, 1898

( ACT NO. V Of 1898 )

Chapter XIV

Power to hold investigation or preliminary inquiry
 
 
159. Such Magistrate, on receiving such report, may direct an investigation or, if he thinks fit, at once proceed, or depute any Magistrate subordinate to him to proceed, to hold a preliminary inquiry into, or otherwise to dispose of, the case in manner provided in this Code.

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