Reserve Bank of India Act,1934
Section 58 E. Cognizance of offences
(1) No court shall take cognizance of any offence punishable under this Act except upon a complaint in writing made by an officer of the Bank, generally or specially authorised in writing in this behalf by the Bank, and no court other than that of a Metropolitan Magistrate or a Judicial Magistrate of the first class or a court superior thereto shall try any such offence:
1[PROVIDED that in respect of any offence punishable under sub-section (5A) of section 58B, a complaint in writing may also be made by an officer of the State Government, generally or specially authorised in writing in this behalf by that government.
(2) Notwithstanding any thing contained in the Code of Criminal Procedure,1973 (2 of 1974) a Magistrate may, if he sees reason so to do, dispense with the personal attendance of the officer of the Bank filing the complaint, but the Magistrate may in his discretion, at any stage of the proceedings, direct the personal attendance of the complainant.
1. Inserted by Act No. 1 of 1984, w.e.f. 15/2/1984.