Gram Nyayalayas Act, 2008
Chapter IV: Procedure in Criminal Cases
18. Overriding effect of Act in criminal trial. –
The provisions of this Act shall have effect notwithstanding anything contained in the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 or any other law, but save as expressly provided in this Act, the provisions of the Code shall, in so far as they are not inconsistent with the provisions of this Act, apply to the proceedings before a Gram Nyayalaya; and for the purpose of the said provisions of the Code, the Gram Nyayalaya shall be deemed to be a Court of Judicial Magistrate of the first class.