Section 22C in The Depositories Act, 1996

Title: Establishment of Special Courts

Description: 1[22C. Establishment of Special Courts.--(1) The Central Government may, for the purpose of providing speedy trial of offences under this Act, by notification, establish or designate as many Special Courts as may be necessary. (2) A Special Court shall consist of a single judge who shall be appointed by the Central Government with the concurrence of the Chief Justice of the High Court within whose jurisdiction the judge to be appointed is working. (3) A person shall not be qualified for appointment as a judge of a Special Court unless he is, immediately before such appointment, holding the office of a Sessions Judge or an Additional Sessions Judge, as the case may be.] 1. Ins. by Act 27 of 2014, s. 53 (w.e.f. 18-7-2013).

Title: Offences triable by Special Courts

Description: 1[22D. Offences triable by Special Courts.--Notwithstanding anything contained in the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 (2 of 1974), all offences under this Act committed prior to the date of commencement of the Securities Laws (Amendment) Act, 2014 (27 of 2014) or on or after the date of such commencement, shall be taken cognizance of and tried by the Special Court established for the area in which the offence is committed or where there are more Special Courts than one for such area, by such one of them as may be specified in this behalf by the High Court concerned.] 1. Ins. by Act 27 of 2014, s. 53 (w.e.f. 18-7-2013).

Title: Appeal and revision

Description: 1[22E. Appeal and revision.--The High Court may exercise, so far as may be applicable, all the powers conferred by Chapters XXIX and XXX of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 (2 of 1974) on a High Court, as if a Special Court within the local limits of the jurisdiction of the High Court were a Court of Session trying cases within the local limits of the jurisdiction of the High Court.] 1. Ins. by Act 27 of 2014, s. 53 (w.e.f. 18-7-2013).

Title: Application of Code to proceedings before Special Court

Description: 1[22F. Application of Code to proceedings before Special Court.--(1) Save as otherwise provided in this Act, the provisions of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 (2 of 1974) shall apply to the proceedings before a Special Court and for the purposes of the said provisions, the Special Court shall be deemed to be a Court of Session and the person conducting prosecution before a Special Court shall be deemed to be a Public Prosecutor within the meaning of clause (u) of section 2 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973. (2) The person conducting prosecution referred to in sub-section (1) should have been in practice as an advocate for not less than seven years or should have held a post, for a period of not less than seven years, under the Union or a State, requiring special knowledge of law.] 1. Ins. by Act 27 of 2014, s. 53 (w.e.f. 18-7-2013).

Title: Transitional provisions

Description: 1[22G. Transitional provisions.--Any offence committed under this Act, which is triable by a Special Court shall, until a Special Court is established, be taken cognizance of and tried by a Court of Session exercising jurisdiction over the area, notwithstanding anything contained in the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 (2 of 1974): Provided that nothing contained in this section shall affect the powers of the High Court under section 407 of the Code to transfer any case or class of cases taken cognizance by a Court of Session under this section.] 1. Ins. by Act 27 of 2014, s. 53 (w.e.f. 18-7-2013).

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