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260. Power to try summarily

  1. ) Notwithstanding anything contained in this Code:

(a) x x x x x x

 

(b) any Magistrate of the first class specially empowered in this behalf by the Provincial Government, and

 

(c) any Bench of Magistrate invested with the powers of a Magistrate of the first class and especially empowered in this behalf by the Provincial Government. may, if he or they think fit, try in a summary way all or any of the following offence:

 

(a) offences not punishable with death, transportation or imprisonment for term exceeding six months;

 

(b) offences relating to weights and measures under sections 264, 265 and 266 of the Pakistan Penal Code;

 

(c) hurt, under section 323 of the same Code;

 

(d) theft under sections 379, 380 or 381 of the same Code, where the value of the property stolen does not exceed [two thousand five hundred rupees]

 

  1. dishonest misappropriation of property under section 403 of the same Code, where the value of the property misappropriated does not exceed [two thousand five hundred rupees]

 

  1. receiving or retaining stolen property under section 411 of the same Code, where the value of such property does not exceed [two thousand five hundred rupees]

 

  1. assisting in the concealment or disposal of stolen property under S. 414 of the same code, where the value of such property does not exceed [two thousand and five hundred rupees]

 

  1. mischief, under section 427, of the same Code;

 

  1. house-trespass, under section 448, and offences under sections 451, 453, 454, 456 and 457 of the same Code.

 

  1. insult with intent to provoke a breach of the peace, under section 504, and criminal intimidation, under section 506, of the same Code:
  1. offence of personating at an election under section 171 F of the same Code;
  1. abetment of any of the forgoing offences;

 

  1. an attempt to commit any of the foregoing offences, when such attempt is an offence;
  1. offences under section 20 of the Cattle-trespass Act 1871:

[ x x x x x ]

 

When in the course of a summary trial it appears to the Magistrate or Bench that the case is one which is of a character which renders it undesirable that ft should be tried summarily, the Magistrate or Bench shall recall any witnesses who may have been examined and proceed to-near the case in manner provided by this Code

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