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Section 63 – The Standards of Weights and Measures (Enforcement) Act,1985

The Standards of Weights and Measures (Enforcement) Act,1985

Section 63. Cognizance of offences

Notwithstanding anything contained in the Code of Criminal Procedure,1973 (2 of 1974),-

1[(a) No Court shall take cognizance of an offence punishable under this Act except upon a complaint, in writing, made by,-

(i) The Controller;

(ii) Any other officer authorised in this behalf by the Controller by general or special order

(iii) Any person aggrieved: or

(iv) a recognised consumer association whether the person aggrieved is a member of such association or not.


For the purposes of this clause “recognised consumer association” means a voluntary consumer association registered under the Companies Act,1956 (1 of 1956), or under any other law for the time being in force:]

(b) No Court inferior to that of’ a Metropolitan Magistrate or a Judicial Magistrate of the first class shall try any, offence punishable under this Act.


1. Subs. by Act No. 72 of 1986, Sec. 5.

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