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CODE OF CRIMINAL PROCEDURE (PUNJAB AMENDMENT) ACT, 2020

An Act further to amend the Code of Criminal
Procedure, 1898.

[Gazette of Punjab, Extraordinary, 20th May, 2020]

ACT IV OF 2020

No. PAP/Legis-2(48)/2020/2246.–The Code of Criminal Procedure (Punjab Amendment) Bill 2020, having been passed by the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab on May 11, 2020, and assented to by the Governor of the Punjab on May 18, 2020, is hereby published as an Act of the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab.

It is necessary further to amend the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1898 (V of 1898) for the purposes hereinafter appearing.

Be it enacted by Provincial Assembly of the Punjab as follows:

1.     Short title and commencement.–(1) This Act may be cited as the Code of Criminal Procedure (Punjab Amendment) Act, 2020.

(2) It shall come into force at once.

2.     Amendment in Section 14A of the Act V of 1898.–In the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1898 (V of 1898), in Section 14A, in sub-section (2), for the “full stop” at the end, a “comma” shall be substituted, and thereafter, the following expression shall be added:

“forests, mines and minerals, food adulteration, food safety, encroachments on public lands or lands owned by the Government, canal and drainage, dangerous driving and violation of route permits, safety and design of buildings, land use and municipal services.”.

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