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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

Cognizance offences by Courts of Session
 
 
193.(1) Except as otherwise expressly provided by this Code or by any other law for the time being in force, no Court of Session shall take cognizance of any offence as a Court of original jurisdiction unless the accused has been 1[sent] to it by a Magistrate duly empowered in that behalf.
 
 
(2) Additional Sessions Judges and 2[Joint] Sessions Judges shall try such cases only as the Government by general or special order may direct them to try, or as the Sessions Judge of the division, by general or special order, may make over to them for trial.

  • 1
    The word "sent" was substituted, for the word "committed" by section 2 and Schedule of the Law Reforms Ordinance, 1978 (Ordinance No. XLIX of 1978)
  • 2
    The word “Joint” was substituted for the word “Assistant” by section 65 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (Amendment) Act, 2009 (Act No. XXXII of 2009) (with effect from 1st November, 2007).
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