GENERAL PROVISIONS AS TO INQUIRIES AND TRIALS
Procedure of [* * *] [Chief Judicial Magistrate] in cases which he cannot dispose of.
346.(1) If, in the course of an inquiry or a trial before a [Chief Judicial Magistrate] in any district, the evidence appears to him to warrant a presumption that the case is one which should be tried or 1[sent] for trial by some other [Chief Judicial Magistrate] in such district, he shall stay proceedings and submit the case, with a brief report explaining its nature, to any [Chief Judicial Magistrate]to whom he is subordinate or to such other [Chief Judicial Magistrate], having jurisdiction, as the District [Chief Judicial Magistrate] directs.
(2) The Magistrate to whom the case is submitted may, if so empowered, either try the case himself, or refer it to any Magistrate subordinate to him having jurisdiction, or [send] the accused for trial.
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