Section 1 Short title, extent and commencement

Section 1 Short title, extent and commencement. (1) This Act may be called the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973. (2) It extends to the whole of India except the State of Jammu and Kashmir: Provided that the provisions of this Code, other than those relating to Chapters VIII,…

Section 2 Definitions

Section 2 Definitions. In this Code, unless the context otherwise requires, – (a) “bailable offence” means an offence which is shown as bailable in the First Schedule, or which is made bailable by any other law for the time being in force: and “non-bailable offence” means any other…

Section 3 Construction of references

Section 3 Construction of references. (1) In this code, (a) any reference, without any qualifying words, to a magistrate shall be construed, unless the context otherwise requires, – (i) in relation to an area outside a metropolitan area, as a reference to a judicial magistrate; (ii) in relation…

Section 4 Trial of offences under the Indian Penal Code and other laws

Section 4 Trial of offences under the Indian Penal Code and other laws. (1) All offences under the Indian Penal Code (45 of 1860) shall be investigated, inquired into, tried, and otherwise dealt with according to the provision hereinafter contained. (2) All offences under any other law shall…

Section 5 Saving

Section 5 Saving. Nothing contained in this Code shall, in the absence of a specific provision to the contrary, affect any special or local law for the time being in force, or any special jurisdiction or power conferred, or any special form of procedure prescribed, by any other…

Section 6 Classes of Criminal Courts

Section 6 Classes of Criminal Courts. Besides the High Courts and the courts constituted under any law, other than this Code, there shall be, in every State, the following classes of Criminal Courts, namely. (i) Courts of Session; (ii) Judicial Magistrate of the first class and, in any…

Section 7 Territorial divisions

Section 7 Territorial divisions. (1) Every State shall be a sessions division or shall consist of sessions divisions; and every sessions division shall, for the purposes of this Code, be a district or consist of districts. Provided that every metropolitan area shall, for the said purposes, be a…

Section 8 Metropolitan areas

Section 8 Metropolitan areas. (1) The State Government may, by notification, declare that, as from such date as may be specified in the notification, any area in the State comprising a city or town whose population exceeds one million shall be a metropolitan area for the purposes of’…

Section 9 Court of Session

Section 9 Court of Session. (1) The State Government shall establish a Court of Session for every session’s division. (2) Every Court of Session shall be presided over by a Jude, to be appointed by the High Court. (3) The High Court may also appoint Additional Sessions Judges…

Section 10 Subordination of assistant Sessions Judges

Section 10 Subordination of assistant Sessions Judges. (1) All Assistant Sessions Judges shall be subordinate to the Sessions Judge in whose court they exercise jurisdiction. (2) The Sessions Judges may, from time to time, make rules consistent with this Code, as to the distribution of business among such…
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