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The Code of Criminal Procedure, 1898

( ACT NO. V Of 1898 )

Chapter XVI

OF COMPLAINTS TO MAGISTRATES

Procedure by Magistrate not competent to take cognizance of the case
201.(1) If the complaint has been made in writing to a Magistrate who is not competent to take cognizance of the case, he shall return the complaint for presentation to the proper Court with an endorsement to that effect.
 
 
(2) If the complaint has not been made in writing, such Magistrate shall direct the complainant to the proper Court.

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