The Trade Unions Act, 1926
33. Cognizance of offences.—
(1) No Court inferior to that of a Presidency Magistrate or a Magistrate of the first class shall try any offence under this Act.
(2) No Court shall take cognizance of any offence under this Act, unless complaint thereof has been made by, or with the previous sanction of, the Registrar or, in the case of an offence under section 32, by the person to whom the copy was given, within six months of the date on which the offence is alleged to have been committed.
Gujarat.—Same as in Maharashtra.
[Vide Gujarat Act 11 of 1960, sec. 87.]
Maharashtra.—In its application to the Pre-Reorganisation State of Bombay, in section 33, in sub-section (2), insert the following words, namely:—
“and in the case of an offence under sub-section (2) of section 31, within six months next after the alleged offence came to the knowledge of the Registrar.”
[Vide Bombay Act 32 of 1956, sec. 2 (w.e.f. 7-6-1956).]