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The Code of Criminal Procedure, 1898

( ACT NO. V OF 1898 )

Chapter XLVI


Order of payment of certain fees paid by complainant in non-cognizable cases
1[546A.(1) Whenever any complaint of a non-cognizable offence is made to a Court, the Court, if it convicts the accused, may in addition to the penalty imposed upon him, order him to pay to the complainant–
(a) the fee (if any) paid on the petition of compliant or for the examination of the complainant, and
(b) any fees paid by the complainant for serving processes on his witnesses or on the accused,
and may further order that, in default of payment, the accused shall suffer simple imprisonment for a period not exceeding thirty days.
(2) An order under this section may also be made by an Appellate Court, or by the High Court Division, when exercising its powers of revision.]

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    Section 546A was inserted by the Code of Criminal Procedure (Amendment) Act, 1923 (Act No. XVIII of 1923)
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