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THE PRESIDENCY SMALL CAUSE COURTS ACT, 1882

Title : THE PRESIDENCY SMALL CAUSE COURTS ACT, 1882

Year : 1882



[Procedure of Court in certain cases of contempt.Record in such cases.Procedure where Court considers that case should not be dealt with under section 83.Discharge of offender on submission or apology.]Rep.by the Repealing and Amending Act, 1914 (10 of 1914), section 3 and Schedule II.



[Procedure of Court in certain cases of contempt.Record in such cases.Procedure where Court considers that case should not be dealt with under section 83.Discharge of offender on submission or apology.]Rep.by the Repealing and Amending Act, 1914 (10 of 1914), section 3 and Schedule II.



[Procedure of Court in certain cases of contempt.Record in such cases.Procedure where Court considers that case should not be dealt with under section 83.Discharge of offender on submission or apology.]Rep.by the Repealing and Amending Act, 1914 (10 of 1914), section 3 and Schedule II.



[Procedure of Court in certain cases of contempt.Record in such cases.Procedure where Court considers that case should not be dealt with under section 83.Discharge of offender on submission or apology.]Rep.by the Repealing and Amending Act, 1914 (10 of 1914), section 3 and Schedule II.



If any witness before the Small Cause Court refuses to answer such questions as are put to him, or to produce any document in his possession or power which the Court requires him to produce, and does not offer any reasonable excuse for such refusal, the Court may sentence him to simple imprisonment, or commit him to the custody of an officer of the Court, for any term not exceeding seven days, unless in the mean-time such person consents to answer such questions or to produce such document, as the case may be, after which, in the event of his persisting in his refusal, he may be dealt with according to the provisions of section 1[480 or section 482 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1898] (5 of 1898).

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1 Subs. by Act 10 of 1914, s. 2 and Sch. I, for " 83 or s. 85"

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Any person deeming himself aggrieved by an order under 1* * * section 87 may appeal to the High Court, and the provisions of the 2*[Code of Criminal Procedure, 1898] (5 of 1898) , relating to appeals shall, so far as may be, apply to appeals under this section.

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1 The words and figures " s. 83 or" rep. by s. 3 and Sch. II, ibid.

2 Subs. by s. 2 and Sch. I, ibid., for "Presidency Magistrates
Act, 1877"

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