The Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 (CrPc)
14. Local Jurisdiction of Judicial Magistrates.
(1) Subject to the control of the High Court, the Chief Judicial Magistrate may, from time to time, define the local limits of the areas within which the Magistrates appointed under section 11 or under section 13 may exercise all or any of the powers with which they may respectively be invested under this Code:
1[Provided that the court of a Special Judicial Magistrate may hold its sitting at any place within the local area for which it is established].
(2) Except as otherwise provided by such definition, the jurisdiction and powers of every such Magistrate shall extend throughout the district.
2[(3) Where the local jurisdiction of a Magistrate, appointed under section 11or section 13 or section 18, extends to an area beyond the district, or the metropolitan area, as the case may be, in which he ordinarily holds court, any reference in this Code to the Court of Session, Chief Judicial Magistrate or the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate shall, in relation to such Magistrate, throughout the area within his local jurisdiction, be construed, unless the context otherwise requires, as a reference to the Court of Session, Chief Judicial Magistrate, or Chief Metropolitan Magistrate, as the case may be, exercising jurisdiction in relation to the said district or metropolitan area.]
1. Added by Act 45 of 1978 sec. 5 (w.e.f. 18-12-1978).
2. Ins. by Act 45 of 1978, sec. 5 (w.e.f. 18-12-1978).
After session 14, the following section shall be inserted, namely.
“14-A Investing Judicial Magistrates with jurisdiction in specified cases of local area – The High Court any judicial Magistrate with all or any of the powers conferred or conferrable by or under this Code upon a Judicial Magistrate in respect to particular cases or to a particular class or classes of cases, generally, in any local area, consisting of all or any of the districts specified by it in this behalf.”
[Vide Maharashtra Act 23 of 1976, sec. 2 (w.e.f. 10-06-1976)