Section 40 in The Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (Prevention and Control) Act 2017

Title: Prohibition of victimisation

Description: No person shall subject any other person or persons to any detriment on the ground that such person or persons have taken any of the following actions, namely:— (a) made complaint under this Act; (b) brought proceedings under this Act against any person; (c) furnished any information or produced any document to a person exercising or performing any power or function under this Act; or (d) appeared as a witness in a proceeding under this Act.

Title: Court to try offences

Description: No court other than the court of a Judicial Magistrate First Class shall take cognizance of an offence under this Act.

Title: Offences to be cognizable and bailable

Description: Notwithstanding anything contained in the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 (2 of 1974), offences under this Act shall be cognizable and bailable.

Title: Act to have overriding effect

Description: The provisions of this Act shall have effect notwithstanding anything inconsistent therewith contained in any other law for the time in force or in any instrument having effect by virtue of any law other than this Act.

Title: Protection of action taken in good faith

Description: No suit, prosecution or other legal proceeding shall lie against the Central Government, the State Government, the Central Government or AIDS Control Society of the State Government Ombudsman or any member thereof or any officer or other employee or person acting under the direction either of the Central Government, the State Government, the Central Government, or Ombudsman in respect of anything which is in good faith done or intended to be done in pursuance of this Act or any rules or guidelines made thereunder or in respect of the publication by or under the authority of the Central Government, the State Government, the Central Government or AIDS Control Society of the State Government Ombudsman.