Criminal Procedure Code, 1973

This Act may be called the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973.

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, X and Xi thereof, shall not apply.

-to the State of Nagaland,

-to the tribal areas,

Chapter – 1. Preliminary. (Section. 1 – 5)

Section. 1Short title, extent and commencement.
Section. 2Definitions.
Section. 3Construction of references.
Section. 4Trial of offences under the Indian Penal Code and other laws.
Section. 5Saving

Chapter – 2. Constitution of Criminal Courts And Offices. (Section. 6 – 24A)

Section. 6Classes of Criminal Courts.
Section. 7Territorial divisions.
Section. 8 Metropolitan Areas.
Section. 9Court of Session.
Section. 10Subordination of Assistant Sessions Judges.
Section. 11Courts of Judicial Magistrates.
Section. 12Chief Judicial Magistrate and Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate, etc.
Section. 13Special Judicial Magistrate.
Section. 14Local Jurisdiction of Judicial Magistrates.
Section. 15Subordination of Judicial Magistrates.
Section. 16Courts of Metropolitan Magistrates.
Section. 17Chief Metropolitan Magistrate and Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate.
Section. 18Special Metropolitan Magistrates.
Section. 19Subordination of Metropolitan Magistrates.
Section. 20Executive Magistrate.
Section. 21Special Executive Magistrates.
Section. 22Local Jurisdiction of Executive Magistrates.
Section. 23Subordination of Executive Magistrates.
Section. 24Public Prosecutors.
Section. 25Assistant Public Prosecution.
Section. 25ADirectorate of Prosecution.

Chapter – 3. Power of Courts. (Section. 26 – 35)

Section. 26Courts by which offences are triable.
Section. 27The jurisdiction in the case of juveniles.
Section. 28Sentences which High Courts and Sessions Judges may pass.
Section. 29Sentences, which Magistrates may pass.
Section. 30Sentence of imprisonment in default of fine.
Section. 31The sentence in cases of conviction of several offences at one trial.
Section. 32Mode of conferring powers.
Section. 33Powers of offices appointed.
Section. 34Withdrawal of Powers.
Section. 35Powers of Judge and Magistrates exercisable by their successors in office.

Chapter – 4. Powers of Superior officers Of Police. 

(Section. 36 – 40)

Section. 36Powers of superior officers of the police.
Section. 37Public when to assist Magistrates and police.
Section. 38Aid to a person other than a police officer, executing warrant.
Section. 39Public to give information of certain offences.
Section.40Duty of Officers employed in connection with the affairs of a village to make a certain report.

Chapter – 5. The arrest of Persons. (Section. 41 – 60A)

Section. 41When police may arrest without warrant.
Section. 41ANotice of appearance before a police officer.
Section. 41BThe procedure of arrest and duties of an officer making arrest.
Section. 41CThe control room at districts.
Section. 41DRight of arrested person to meet an advocate of his choice during interrogation.
Section. 42Arrest on refusal to give name and residence.
Section. 43Arrest by private person and procedure on such arrest.
Section. 44Arrest by Magistrate.
Section. 45Protection of members of the Armed Forces from arrest.
Section. 46Arrest how made.
Section. 47A search of place entered by person sought to be arrested.
Section. 48The pursuit of offenders into other jurisdictions.
Section. 49No unnecessary restraint.
Section. 50The person arrested to be informed of the grounds of arrest and of right to bail.
Section. 50AThe obligation of the person making the arrest to inform about the arrest, etc. to a nominated person.
Section. 51The search of arrested persons.
Section. 52Power to seize offensive weapons.
Section. 53Examination of accused by medical practitioner at the request of a police officer.
Section. 53AExamination of a person accused of rape by medical practitioner.
Section. 54Examination of arrested person by the medical officer.
Section. 54AIdentification of person arrested.
Section. 55Procedure when police officer deputes subordinate to arrest without warrant.
Section. 55AHealth and safety of an arrested person.
Section. 56A person arrested to be taken before Magistrate or the officer in charge of a police station.
Section. 57The person arrested not to be detained more than twenty-four hours.
Section. 58Police to report apprehensions.
Section. 59Discharge of person apprehended.
Section. 60Powers, on escape, to pursue and re-take.
Section. 60AArrest to be made strictly in accordance with the Code.

Chapter – 6. Processes To Compel Appearance. (Section. 61 – 90)

Section. 61Form of Summons.
Section. 62Summons how served.
Section. 63Service of summons on corporate bodies and societies.
Section. 64Service, when persons summoned, cannot be found.
Section. 65Procedure when service cannot be effected as before provided.
Section. 66Service on Government servant.
Section. 67Service of summons outside local limits.
Section. 68Proof of service in such cases and when serving office not present.
Section. 69Service of summons on witness by post.
Section. 70Form of warrant of arrest and duration.
Section. 71Power to direct security to be taken.
Section. 72Warrants to whom directed.
Section. 73The warrant may be directed to stay persons.
Section. 74Warrant directed to a police officer.
Section. 75Notification of substance of warrant.
Section. 76A person arrested to be brought before the court without delay.
Section. 77Where warrant may be executed.
Section. 78Warrant forwarded for execution outside jurisdictions.
Section. 79Warrant directed to a police officer for execution outside jurisdiction.
Section. 80The procedure of arrest of the person against whom warrant issued.
Section. 81The procedure by Magistrate before whom such person arrested is brought.
Section. 82Proclamation for person absconding.
Section. 83Attachment of property of person absconding.
Section. 84Claims and objections to the attachment.
Section. 85Release, sale and restoration of attached property.
Section. 86Appeal from order rejecting the application for restoration of attached property.
Section. 87Issue of warrant in lieu of, or in addition to, summons.
Section. 88Power to take bond for appearance.
Section. 89Arrest on breach of bond for appearance.
Section. 90Provisions of this chapter generally applicable to summons and warrant of arrest.

Chapter – 7. Processes To Compel Production of Thins. (Section. 91 – 105)

Section. 91Summons to produce a document or other thing.
Section. 92Produce as to letters and telegrams.
Section. 93When search warrant may be issued.
Section. 94The search of place suspected to contain stolen the property, forged documents, etc.
Section. 95Power to declare certain publications forfeited and to issue search warrants for the same.
Section. 96Application to High Court to set aside declaration of forfeiture.
Section. 97Search for persons wrongfully confined.
Section. 98Power to compel restoration of abducted females.
Section. 99Direction, etc. of search warrants.
Section. 100Persons in charge of closed place to allow the search.
Section. 101Disposal of things found in search beyond jurisdiction.
Section. 102Power of police officer to seize certain property.
Section. 103The magistrate may direct search in his presence.
Section. 104Power to impound document, etc. produced.
Section. 105Reciprocal arrangements regarding processes.

Chapter – 7A. Reciprocal arrangements for assistance in certain matters and Procedure for Attachment and Forfeiture of Property. (Section. 105A – 105L)

Section. 105ADefinitions.
Section. 105BAssistance in securing the transfer of persons.
Section. 105CAssistance in relation to orders of attachment or forfeiture of property.
Section. 105DIdentifying unlawfully acquired property.
Section. 105ESeizure or attachment of property.
Section. 105FManagement of properties seized or forfeited under this Chapter.
Section. 105GNotice of forfeiture of property.
Section. 105HForfeiture of property in certain cases.
Section. 105IFine in lieu of forfeiture.
Section. 105JCertain transfers to be null and void.
Section. 105KProcedure in respect of the letter of request.
Section. 105LApplication of this Chapter.

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