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372. Certain offences to be cognizable.

The Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 (2 of 1974) shall apply to,

(a) an offence under sub-section (5) of section 217 or section 237 or sub-section (1) of section

238 or sub-section (1) of section 239 or section 247 or section 248 or section 249 or section 252;

(b) an offence under sub-section (1) of section 221 or sub-section (1) of section 224 orsub-section (1) of section 225 or sub-section (1) of section 229 or section 244 in relation to any street which is a public street.

as if it were a cognizable offence

(i) for the purposes of investigation of such offence; and

(ii) for the purposes of all matters other than

(1) matters referred to in section 42 of that Code, and

(2) arrest of a person, except on the complaint of, or upon information received from, such officer of the Council, not being below the rank of a Secretary as may be appointed by the Chairperson:

Provided that no offence of the contravention of any condition subject to which sanction was accorded for the erection of any building or the execution of any work shall be cognizable, if such contravention relates to any deviation from any plan of such erection or execution sanctioned by the Chairperson which is compoundable on payment of any amount under the bye-laws relating to buildings made under this Act.

New Delhi Municipal Council Act, 1994 Back

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