CODE OF CRIMINAL PROCEDURE ,1973 For the whole of India except the State of Jammu and Kashmir
CODE OF CRIMINAL PROCEDURE, 1973 NO.2 of 1974
An Act to consolidate and amend the law relating to Criminal Procedure. BE it enacted by Parliament in the Twenty-fourth Year of the Republic of India as follows: -
CHAPTER - I
1. Short title, extent and commencement. –
(1) This Act may be called the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973.
(2) It extends to the whole of India except the State of Jammu and Kashmir:
Provided that the provisions of this Code, other than those relating to Chapters
VIII, X and XI thereof, shall not apply-
(i) to the State of Nagaland,
(ii) to the tribal areas,
(3) It shall come into force on the 1st day of April 1974. but the concerned State Government may, by notification, apply such provisions or any of them to the whole or part of the State of Nagaland or such tribal areas, as the case may be, with such supplemental, incidental or consequential modifications, as may be specified in the notification.
Explanation - In this section, "tribal areas" means the territories, which immediately before the 21st day of January 1972 were included in the tribal areas of Assam, as referred to in paragraph 20 of the Sixth Schedule to the Constitution, other than those within the local limits of the municipality of Shillong.
2. Definitions - In this Code, unless the context otherwise requires, -
(1) "bailable offence" means an offence which is shown as bailable in the First
Schedule, or which is made bailable by any other law for the time being in force;
and "non-bailable offence" means any other offence;
(2) "charge" includes any head of charge when the charge contains more heads than one;