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Section 2 – The Terrorist Affected Areas (Special Courts) Act 1984

The Terrorist Affected Areas (Special Courts) Act 1984

Section 2. Definitions

(1) In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,-

(a) “Code” means the Code of Criminal Procedure,1973 (2 of 1974);

(b) “High Court” , in relation to a Special Court, means the High Court within the territorial limits of whose jurisdiction such Special Court is proposed to, be, or is, established;

(c) “Judicial zone” means a judicial zone constituted under sub-section (1) of Section 3

(d) “Notification” means a notification published in the official Gazette;

(e) “Public Prosecutor” means a Public Prosecutor or an Additional Public Prosecutor or a Special Public Prosecutor appointed under Section 9 and includes any person acting under the directions of the Public Prosecutor;

(f) “Scheduled offence,” means an offence specified in the Schedule being an offence committed in a terrorist affected area;

(g) “Special Court” means a Special Court or an Additional Special Court established under Section 4;

(h) “Terrorist” means a person who indulges in wanton killing or persons, in violence, or in the disruption of services or means of communications essential to the community or in damaging property with a view to-

(i) Putting the public or any section of the public in fear; or

(ii) Affecting adversely the harmony between different religious, racial, language or regional groups or castes or communities; or

(iii) Coercing or overawing the Government established by law; or

(iv) Endangering the sovereignty and integrity of India;

(i) “Terrorist affected area” means an area declared as a terrorist affected area under Section 3;

(j) Words and expressions used but not defined in this Act and defined in the Code shall have the meanings respectively assigned to them in the Code.

(2) Any reference in this Act to the Code or any provision thereof shall, in relation to an area in which the Code or such provision is not in force, be construed as a reference to the corresponding law or the relevant provision of the corresponding law, if any, in force in that area.

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