No pleader who practises in the Court of any Magistrate shall sit as a Magistrate in that Court or in any Court within the local jurisdiction of that Court.
Insertion of new section 480A. --After section 480 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 (Central Act 2 of 1974) the following Section shall be inserted, namely:--
"480A. Other powers of Magistrate.--Any Judicial Magistrate or Executive Magistrate shall be entitled to attest, verify or authenticate any document brought before him for the purpose of attestation, verification or authentication, as the case may be, and to affix seals thereon, as may be prescribed by any law for the time being in force.".
[Vide Karnataka Act 35 of 1984, s. 2]
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