Which Court has the power and authority to try offenses?

Which Court has the power and authority to try offenses

Criminal Law – The Code Of Criminal Procedure, 1973

 

Which are the Courts having the power and authority to try offenses? 

Section 26 of CrPc gives the answer to this question. Which says –

Subject to the other provisions of this Code –

(a) Any offense under the Indian Penal Code (45 of 1860) may be tried by –

(i) the High Court, or

(ii) the Court of Session, or

(iii) any other court by which such offense has been shown in the First Schedule to be triable.

Provided that any offense under section 376, section 376A, 376B, 376C, 376D or section 276E of the Indian Penal Code (45 of 1860) shall be tried by as far as possible and practicable by a Court presided over by a women.

(b) Any offense under any other law shall, when any court is mentioned in this behalf in such law, be tried by such court and in the absence of such court not mentioned, may be tries by –

(i) the High Court, or

(ii) any other court by which such offense is shown in the First Schedule to be traiable.

 

STATE AMENDMENT OF THIS SECTION

Uttar Pradesh –

In section 26 for clause (b), the following clause shall be substituted, namely –

(b) Any offense under any other law may be tried –

(i) when any court is mentioned in this behalf in such law, by such court, or by any court superior in rank to such court, and

(ii) when any court is so mentioned, by any court by which such offense is shown in the First Schedule to be traiable, or by any court superior in rank to such court.

 

 

 

 

 

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