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Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act, 1956

22B. Power of court to try cases summarily

Notwithstanding anything contained in the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 (2 of 1974), the State Government may, if it considers it necessary so to do, direct that offences under this Act shall be tried in a summary way bya magistrate [including the presiding officer of a court established under sub-section (1) of section 22A] and the provisions of sections 262 to 265 (both inclusive) of the said Code, shall, as far as may be, apply to such trial :

Provided that in the case of any conviction in a summary trial under this section, it shall be lawful for the magistrate to pass a sentence of imprisonment for a term not exceeding one year:

Provided further that when at the commencement of, or in the course of,a summary trial under this section, it appears to the magistrate that the nature of the case is such that a sentence of imprisonment for a term exceeding one year may have to be passed or that it is, for any other reason, undesirable to try the case summarily, the magistrate shall, after hearing the parties, record an order to that effect and thereafter recall any witness, who may have been examined and proceed to hear or rehear the case in the manner provided by the said Code.]

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