Dowry Prohibition Act, 1961
8. Offences To Be Cognizable For Certain Purposes And To Be Non-Bailable And Non-Compoundable.-
(l) The Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 (2 of 1974), shall apply to offences under this Act as if they were cognizable offences-
(a) for the purposes of investigation of such offences, and
(b) for the purpose of matters other than-
(i) matters referred to in Sec. 42 of that Code, and
(ii) the arrest of a person without a warrant or without an order of a Magistrate.
(2) Every offence under this Act shall be non-bailable and non-compoundable.