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 III
POWERS OF COURTS
 
  Offences not punishable with death  
1[ 29C. Notwithstanding anything contained in section 29, the Government may 2[ in consultation with the High Court Division]-

(a) invest the 3[ Chief Metropolitan Magistrate,] 4[ Chief Judicial Magistrate or any Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate] with power to try as a Magistrate all offences not punishable with death;

(b) invest 5[ Metropolition Magistrate or] any Magistrate of the first class with power to try as a Magistrate all offences not punishable with death or with transportation or with imprisonment for a term exceeding ten years.]
 
 
 
1 Section `29C` was substituted, for section `29C` by section 3 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (Third Amendment) Ordinance, 1982 (Ordinance No. LX of 1982)

2 The words “in consultation with the High Court Division” after the words “Government may” were inserted by section 15 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (Amendment) Act, 2009 (Act No. XXXII of 2009) (with effect from 1st November, 2007).

3 The words and comma `Chief Metropolitan Magistrate,` where inserted by section 2 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (Amendment) Ordinance, 1983 (Ordinance No. IV of 1983)

4 The words “Chief Judicial Magistrate or any Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate” were substituted for the words “District Magistrate or any Additional District Magistrate” by section 15 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (Amendment) Act, 2009 (Act No. XXXII of 2009) (with effect from 1st November, 2007).

5 The words “Metropolitan Magistrate or” were inserted after the word “invest” by section 15 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (Amendment) Act, 2009 (Act No. XXXII of 2009) (with effect from 1st November, 2007).

 
 

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