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Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (Regulation and Prevention of Misuse) Act, 1994


28. Cognizance of offences

(1) No court shall take cognizance of an offence under this Act except on a complaint made by -

(a) the Appropriate Authority concerned, or any officer authorized in this behalf by the Central Government or State Government, as the case may be, or the Appropriate Authority; or

(b) a person who has given notice of not less than thirty days in the manner prescribed, to the Appropriate Authority, of the alleged offence and of his intention to make a complaint to the court.

Explanation.- For the purpose of this clause, "person" includes a social organization.

(2) No court other than that of a Metropolitan Magistrate or a Judicial Magistrate of the first class shall try any offence punishable under this Act.

(3) Where a complaint has been made under clause (b) of sub-section (1), the court may, on demand by such person, direct the Appropriate Authority to make available copies of the relevant records in its possession to such person.



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