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The Code of Criminal Procedure, 1898

( ACT NO. V Of 1898 )

Chapter XV

OF THE JURISDICTION OF THE CRIMINAL COURTS IN INQUIRIES AND TRIALS

A.-Place of Inquiry or Trial

Procedure where warrant issued by subordinate Magistrate
187.(1) If the person has been arrested under a warrant issued under section 186 by a Magistrate 1[such Magistrate shall send the person arrested to the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate or the Chief Judicial Magistrate] to whom he is subordinate, unless the Magistrate having jurisdiction to inquire into or try such offence issues his warrant for the arrest of such person in which case the person arrested shall be delivered to the police-officer executing such warrant or shall be sent to the Magistrate by whom such warrant was issued.
 
 
(2) If the offence which the person arrested is alleged or suspected to have committed is one which may be inquired into or tried by any Criminal Court in the same district other than that of the Magistrate acting under section 186 such Magistrate shall send such person to such Court.

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    The words “such Magistrate shall send the person arrested to the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate or the Chief Judicial Magistrate” were substituted for the words and comma “other than a Metropolitan Magistrate or District Magistrate, such Magistrate shall send the person arrested to the District or Sub-divisional Magistrate” by section 62 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (Amendment) Act, 2009 (Act No. XXXII of 2009) (with effect from 1st November, 2007).
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