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The Code of Criminal Procedure, 1898

( ACT NO. V Of 1898 )

Chapter XLV

OF IRREGULAR PROCEEDINGS

Irregularities which do not vitiate proceedings
529. If any Magistrate not empowered by law to do any of the following things, namely:–
 
 
 
 
(a) to issue a search-warrant under section 98;
 
 
 
 
(b) to order, under section 155, the police to investigate an offence;
 
 
 
 
(c) to hold an inquest under section 176;
 
 
 
 
(d) to issue process, under section 186, for the apprehension of a person within the local limits of his jurisdiction who has committed an offence outside such limits;
 
 
 
 
(e) to take cognizance of an offence under section 190, sub-section (1), clause (a), or clause (b);
 
 
 
 
(f) to transfer a case under section 192;
 
 
 
 
(g) to tender a pardon under section 337 or section 338;
 
 
 
 
(h) to sell property under section 524 or section 525; or
 
 
 
 
(i) to withdraw a case and try it himself under section 528;
 
 
 
 
erroneously in good faith does that thing, his proceedings shall not be set aside merely on the ground of his not being so empowered.

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