26 The Code of Criminal Procedure

Courts by which offences are triable

Subject to the other provisions of this Code,--

(a) any offence under the Indian Penal Code (45 of 1860) may be tried by--

(i) the High Court, or

(ii) the Court of Session, or

(iii) any other Court by which such offence is shown in the First Schedule to be triable:

1[Provided that any 2 [offence under section 376, section 376A, section 376B, section 376C, section 376D or section 376E of the Indian Penal Code (45 of 1860) shall be tried as far as practicable by a Court presided over by a woman.]

(b) any offence under any other law shall, when any Court is mentioned in this behalf in such law, be tried by such Court and when no Court is so mentioned, may be tried by--

(i) the High Court, or

(ii) any other Court by which such offence is shown in the First Schedule to be triable.

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1. Ins. by Act 5 of 2009, s. 4 (w.e.f. 31-12-2009).

2. Subs. by Act 13 of 2013, s. 11, for "offence under section 376 and sections 376A to 376D of the Indian Penal Code (45 of 1860)" (w.e.f. 3-2-2013).