The Extradition Act, 1962
7. Procedure before magistrate.
- When the fugitive criminal appears or is brought before the magistrate, the magistrate shall inquire into the case in the same
- Ins. by Act 66 of 1993 s. 5 (w.e.f. 18-12-1993 )
- Omitted by s. 6, ibid (w.e.f. 18-12-1993)
- Omitted by s. 3 ibid. (w.e.f. 18-12-1993) manner and shall have the same jurisdiction and powers, as nearly as may be, as if the case were one tribal by a court of session or High Court.
- Without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing provisions, the magistrate shall, in particular, take such evidence as may be produced in support of the requisition of the foreign State 1*** and on behalf of the fugitive criminal, including any evidence to show that the offence of which the fugitive criminal is accused or has been convicted is an offence of political character or is not an extradition offence.
- If the magistrate is of opinion that a prima facie case is not made out in support of the requisition of the foreign State 1*xxx, he shall discharge the fugitive criminal.
- If the magistrate is of opinion that a prima facie case is made out in support of the requisition of the foreign State, 1***he may commit the fugitive criminal to prison to await the orders of the Central Government, and shall report the result of his inquiry to the Central Government, and shall forward together with such report, any written statement which the fugitive criminal may desire to submit for the consideration of the Central Government.