THE CODE OF CRIMINAL PROCEDURE, 1898

(ACT NO. V OF 1898).
  [22nd March, 1898]
 
 
     
   
 
PART II
CONSTITUTION AND POWERS OF CRIMINAL COURTS AND OFFICES

CHAPTER II
OF THE CONSTITUTION OF CRIMINAL COURTS AND OFFICES
 
  Court of Sessions  
9.(1) The Government shall establish a Court of Session for every sessions division, and appoint a judge of such Court 1[ ; and the Court of Session for 2[ a] Metropolitan Area shall be called the Metropolitan Court of Session.]

(2) The Government may, by general or special order in the official Gazette, direct at what place or places the Court of Session shall hold its sitting; but, until such order is made, the Courts of Session shall hold their sittings as heretofore.

(3) The Government may also appoint Additional Sessions Judges and Assistant Sessions Judges to exercise jurisdiction in one or more such Courts.

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4[ (3A) The members of the Bangladesh Judicial Service shall be appointed as Sessions Judge, Additional Sessions Judge and Joint Sessions Judge in accordance with the rules framed by the President under the proviso to Article 133 of the constitution to exercise jurisdiction in one or more of such areas.]

(4) A Sessions Judge of one sessions division may be appointed by the Government to be also an Additional Sessions Judge of another division, and in such case he may sit for the disposal of cases at such place or places in either division as the Government may direct.

(5) All Courts of Session existing when this Code comes into force shall be deemed to have been established under this Act.
 
 
 
1 he semicolon and words `; and the Court of Session for the Dhaka Metropolitan Area shall be called the Metropolitan Court of Session` were added by section 2 and Schedule of the Code of Criminal Procedure (Amendment) Ordinance, 1976 (Ordinance No. LXXXVI of 1976)

2 The letter `a` was substituted, for the words `the Dacca` by section 2 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (Amendment) Act, 1980 (Act No. IV of 1980)

3 The proviso was omitted by section 7 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (Amendment) Act, 2009 (Act No. XXXII of 2009) (with effect from 1st November, 2007).

4 Sub-section (3A) was inserted by section 7 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (Amendment) Act, 2009 (Act No. XXXII of 2009) (with effect from 1st November, 2007).

 
 

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