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105. Cognizance of offences

  • No court shall take cognizance of any offence under this Act except on complaint by, or with previous sanction in writing of, an Inspector.
  • No court below that of a !Presidency Magistrate or of a !Magistrate of the first class shall try any offence punishable under this Act.

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! Now a Metropolitan Magistrate or a Judicial Magistrate of the first class (Criminal Procedure Code, 1973).