(a) no Court shall take cognizance of an offence punishable under this Ordinance except upon a complaint in writing, made by an officer authorised 1[by the Institution] in this behalf;
(b) no Court inferior to that of a Metropolitan Magistrate or a Magistrate of the first class shall try any offence under this Ordinance;
(c) an offence punishable under section 32, section 33, section 34, section 37, section 39, section 40, section 41, section 42, section 43, section 44, 2[section 46 or section 46A], may be tried summarily and no sentence of imprisonment for a term exceeding one year shall be passed in the case of any conviction for an offence which is summarily tried under this section.
The words “by the Institution” were substituted for the words “by the Government” by section 20 of the Standards of Weights and Measures (Amendment) Act, 2001 (Act No. VI of 2001)
The words, figure and letter “section 46 or section 46A” were substituted for the words and figures “or section 46 ” by section 20 of the Standards of Weights and Measures (Amendment) Act, 2001 (Act No. VI of 2001)