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The Code of Criminal Procedure, 1898

( ACT NO. V Of 1898 )

Chapter XXII

OF SUMMARY TRIALS

Power to invest Bench of Magistrates invested with less power
261. The Government may confer on any Bench of Magistrates invested with the powers of a Magistrate of the second or third class power to try summarily all or any of the following offences:-
 
 
(a) offences against the Penal Code, sections 277, 278, 279, 285, 286, 289, 290, 292, 293, 294, 323, 334, 336, 341, 352, 426, 447 and 504;
 
 
(b) offences against Municipal Acts, and the conservancy clauses of Police Acts which are punishable only with fine or with imprisonment for a term not exceeding one month with or without fine;
 
 
(c) abatement of any of the foregoing offences;
 
 
(d) an attempt to commit any of the foregoing offences, when such attempt is an offence.

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