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Section 204 BNSS to Section 208 BNSS| Section 205 BNSS| Section 206 BNSS| Section 207 BNSS

Section 204 BNSS| Bharatiya Nagarik Suraksha Sanhita (BNSS):


Place of trial for offences triable together.


Where—

(a) the offences committed by any person are such that he may be charged

with, and tried at one trial for, each such offence by virtue of the provisions of section 242, section 243 or section 244, or

(b) the offence or offences committed by several persons are such that they may be charged with and tried together by virtue of the provisions of section 246,

the offences may be inquired into or tried by any Court competent to inquire into or try any of the offences.


Section 205 BNSS| Bharatiya Nagarik Suraksha Sanhita (BNSS):


Power to order cases to be tried in different sessions divisions.


Notwithstanding anything contained in the preceding provisions of this Chapter, the State Government may direct that any cases or class of cases committed for trial in any district may be tried in any sessions division:

Provided that such direction is not repugnant to any direction previously issued by the High Court or the Supreme Court under the Constitution, or under this Sanhita or any other law for the time being in force.


Section 206 BNSS| Bharatiya Nagarik Suraksha Sanhita (BNSS):


High Court to decide, in case of doubt, district where inquiry or trial shall take place.


Where two or more Courts have taken cognizance of the same offence and a question arises as to which of them ought to inquire into or try that offence, the question shall be decided—

(a) if the Courts are subordinate to the same High Court, by that High Court;

(b) if the Courts are not subordinate to the same High Court, by the High Court within the local limits of whose appellate criminal jurisdiction the proceedings were first commenced,

and thereupon all other proceedings in respect of that offence shall be discontinued.


Section 207 BNSS| Bharatiya Nagarik Suraksha Sanhita (BNSS):


Power to issue summons or warrant for offence committed beyond local jurisdiction.


(1) When a Magistrate of the first class sees reason to believe that any person within his local jurisdiction has committed outside such jurisdiction (whether within or outside India) an offence which cannot, under the provisions of sections 197 to 205 (both inclusive), or any other law for the time being in force, be inquired into or tried within such jurisdiction but is under some law for the time being in force triable in India, such Magistrate may inquire into the offence as if it had been committed within such local jurisdiction and compel such person in the manner hereinbefore provided to appear before him, and send such person to the Magistrate having jurisdiction to inquire into or try such offence, or, if such offence is not punishable with death or imprisonment for life and such person is ready and willing to give bail to the satisfaction of the Magistrate acting under this section, take a bond with or without sureties for his appearance before the Magistrate having such jurisdiction.


(2) When there are more Magistrates than one having such jurisdiction and the Magistrate acting under this section cannot satisfy himself as to the Magistrate to or before whom such person should be sent or bound to appear, the case shall be reported for the orders of the High Court.


Section 208 BNSS| Bharatiya Nagarik Suraksha Sanhita (BNSS):


Offence committed outside India.


When an offence is committed outside India—

(a) by a citizen of India, whether on the high seas or elsewhere; or

(b) by a person, not being such citizen, on any ship or aircraft registered in

India,

he may be dealt with in respect of such offence as if it had been committed at any place within India at which he may be found or where the offence is registered in India:


Provided that notwithstanding anything in any of the preceding sections of this Chapter, no such offence shall be inquired into or tried in India except with the previous sanction of the Central Government.

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