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Section 8- The Dowry Prohibition Act, 1961

The Dowry Prohibition Act, 1961

8. Offence to be cognizable for certain purpose and to be non bailable and non-compoundable-

1[8. Offences to be cognizable for certain purposes and to be 2[non-bailable] and non-compoundable.—(1) The Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 (2 of 1974), shall apply to offences under this Act as if they were cognizable offences—

(a) for the purposes of investigation of such offences; and

(b) for the purposes of matters other than—

(i) matters referred to in section 42 of that Code; and

(ii) the arrest of a person without a warrant or without an order of a Magistrate.

(2) Every offence under this Act shall be 3[non-bailable] and non-compoundable.]

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1. Subs. by Act 63 of 1984, sec. 7, for section 8 (w.e.f. 2-10-1985).

2. Subs. by Act 43 of 1986, sec. 7, for “bailable” (w.e.f. 19-11-1986).

3. Subs. by Act 43 of 1986, sec. 7, for “bailable” (w.e.f. 19-11-1986).

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