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
 
  Chief Metropolitan Magistrate  
21.(1) The Chief Metropolitan Magistrate shall exercise within the local limits of his jurisdiction all the powers 1[ conferred on him or on a Metropolitan Magistrate under this Code, or under any law for the time being in force] and may, from time to time, with the previous sanction of the Government, make rules consistent with this Code to regulate-

(a) the conduct and distribution of business and the practice in the Courts of Metropolitan Magistrates;

(b) the constitution of Benches of Metropolitan Magistrates;

(c) the times and places at which such Benches shall sit;

(d) the mode of settling differences of opinion which may arise between Metropolitan Magistrates in session; and

(e) any other matter which could be dealt with by a 2[ Chief Judicial Magistrate] under his general powers of control over the Magistrates subordinate to him.

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1 The words and comma `conferred on him or on a Metropolitan Magistrate under this Code, or under any law for the time being in force` were substituted, for the words `conferred on him by this Code` by section 2 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (Amendment) Act, 1980 (Act No. IV of 1980)

2 The words “Chief Judicial Magistrate” were substituted for the words “District Magistrate” by section 12 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (Amendment) Act, 2009 (Act No. XXXII of 2009) (with effect from 1st November, 2007).

3 Sub-section (2) was omitted by section 12 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (Amendment) Act, 2009 (Act No. XXXII of 2009) (with effect from 1st November, 2007).

 
 

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