Appeal from sentence of Joint Sessions Judge and Magistrates of the first class
1[408. Any person convicted on a trial held by a Joint Sessions Judge,Metropolitan Magistrate or any Judicial Magistrate of the first class, may appeal to the Sessions Judge:
Provided as Follws :
(a)When in any case a Joint Sessions Judge passes any sentence of imprisonment for a term exceeding five years, the appeal of all or any of the convicted persons shall lie to the High Court Division;
(b)When any person is convicted by a Metropolitan Magistrate or Judicial Magistrate specially empowered to try an offence under section 124A of the Penal Code, the appeal shall lie to the High Court Division.]
Section 408 was substituted by section 80 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (Amendment) Act, 2009 (Act No. XXXII of 2009) (with effect from 1st November, 2007).