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.