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. THE FACTORIES ACT [Act No. 63 of 1948] As amended by the Factories (Amendment) Act, 1987]      .
. CHAPTER X, Penalties and Procedure .

105. Cognizance of offences

(1) No court shall take cognizance of any offence under this Act except on complaint by, or with previous sanction in writing of, an Inspector.

(2) No court below that of a !Presidency Magistrate or of a !Magistrate of the first class shall try any offence punishable under this Act.


! Now a Metropolitan Magistrate or a Judicial Magistrate of the first class (Criminal Procedure Code, 1973).



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