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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

B.—Conditions requisite for Initiation of Proceedings

Transfer of cases by Magistrates
192.(1) 1[ 2[The Chief Metropolitan Magistrate], or 3[any Chief Judicial Magistrate] may transfer any case, of which he has taken cognizance, for inquiry or trial, to any Magistrate sub-ordinate to him.
 
 
(2) Any 4[Chief Judicial Magistrate] may empower any Magistrate of the first class who has taken cognizance of any case to transfer it for inquiry or trial to any other specified Magistrate in his district who is competent under this Code to try accused or 5[send] him for trial; and such Magistrate may dispose of the case accordingly.

  • 1
    The words and comma "The Metropolitan Magistrate, or any" were substituted, for the word and comma "Any," by section 2 and Schedule of the Code of Criminal Procedure (Amendment) Ordinance, 1976 (Ordinance No. LXXXVI of 1976)
  • 2
    The words "The Chief Metropolitan Magistrate" were substituted, for the words "the Metropolitan Magistrate" by section 2 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (Amendment) Act, 1980 (Act No. IV of 1980)
  • 3
    The words “any Chief Judicial Magistrate” were substituted for the words “any District Magistrate or Sub-divisional Magistrate” by section 64(a) of the Code of Criminal Procedure (Amendment) Act, 2009 (Act No. XXXII of 2009) (with effect from 1st November, 2007).
  • 4
    The words “Chief Judicial Magistrate” were substituted for the words “District Magistrate” by section 64(b) of the Code of Criminal Procedure (Amendment) Act, 2009 (Act No. XXXII of 2009) (with effect from 1st November, 2007).
  • 5
    The word "send" was substituted, for the word "commit" by section 2 and Schedule of the Law Reforms Ordinance, 1978 (Ordinance No. XLIX of 1978)
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