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*[29. Sentences which Magistrates may pass .- (1) The Court of a Chief Judicial Magistrate may pass any sentence authorised by law except a sentence of death or of imprisonment for life or of imprisonment for a term exceeding seven years.


(2) The Court of a Magistrate of the first class may pass a sentence of imprisonment for a term not exceeding three years, or of fine not exceeding *[ten thousand rupees], or both.

(3) The Court of a Magistrate of the second class may pass a sentence of imprisonment for a term not exceeding one year, or of fine not exceeding *[five thousand rupees, or of both].

(4) The Court of a Chief Metropolitan Magistrate shall have the powers of the Court of a Chief Judicial Magistrate and that of a Metropolitan Magistrate, the powers of the Court of a Magistrate of the first class.]

[*Section 29 modified by Code of Criminal Procedure (Amendment) Act, 2005]


STATE AMENDMENT

Maharashtra
In its application to the State of Maharashtra, in section 29

(a) in sub-section (2) for the words “ten thousand rupees” substitute “fifty thousand rupees”

(b) in sub-section (3), for the words “give thousand rupees”, substitute “ten thousand rupees”

[Maharashtra Act, 27 of 2007, S. 2 (w.e.f. 1.12.2007]

Punjab:
After section 29, the following section shall be inserted, namely:--

" 29 A. Sentences which Executive Magistrate may pass.- An Executive Magistrate may pass a sentence of imprisonment of a term not exceeding three years or of fine not exceeding five thousand rupees, or both."

[Vide Punjab Act 22 of 1993 (w.e.f. 27-6-1993)]

 

 
 

 

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