33M. Cognizance of offences. –
(1) No prosecution under this Chapter shall be instituted except by an Inspector 1with the previous sanction of the authority specified under sub-section (4) of section 33G].
(2) No Court inferior to that2 of a Metropolitan Magistrate or of a Judicial Magistrate of the first class] shall try an offence punishable under this Chapter.
1. Ins. by Act 68 of 1982, sec. 34 (w.e.f. 1-2-1983).
2. Subs. by Act 68 of 1982, sec. 34, for “of a Presidency Magistrate or of a Magistrate of the first class” (w.e.f. 1-2-1983).