The Assam Executive Magistrates (Temporary Powers) Act, 1983
Assam Act No. 1 of 1983
(a) "Code" means the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 (2 of 1974) in its application to the State of Assam;
(b) "Executive Magistrate" means an Executive Magistrate in the State of Assam; and
(c) words and expressions used herein and not defined but defined in the Code shall have the meanings respectively assigned to them in the Code.3. Conferment of temporary powers on Executive Magistrates. - (1) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in the Code, the Executive Magistrates may, in addition to the Judicial Magistrates, exercise powers of remand under Section 167 of the Code. (2) Notwithstanding anything contained in the Code, the Executive Magistrates shall, to the exclusion of any other Magistrate, have power to take cognizance of, and try and dispose of cases relating to-
(a) offences under the Indian Penal Code or any other law for the time being in force punishable with imprisonment which may extend to six months or with fine or with both;
(b) other offences, being offences punishable under Chapter VIII (Offences against the public tranquillity), and Chapter X (Contempts of the lawful authority of public servants), of the Indian Penal Code :Provided that no sentence of imprisonment for a term exceeding six months shall be passed by an Executive Magistrate in the case of any conviction for an offence referred to in clause (b). (3) For the purposes of this section, the Code shall have effect subject to the modifications specified in the Schedule and subject to such other modifications as may be necessary. (4) Nothing in this section shall apply to cases relating to offences taken cognizance of under the Code before the commencement of this Act.
[See Section 3(3)]
Modifications in the Code1. In Section 167 of the Code,-
(a) in sub-section (1), the reference to "Judicial Magistrate" shall be construed as a reference also to Executive Magistrate;
(b) in sub-section (2),-
(i) for the word, "Magistrate", at the first two places where that word is preceded by the definite article, "the" the words "Judicial Magistrate or the Executive Magistrate, as the case may be," shall be substituted;
(ii) for the word "Magistrate", at the place where that word is preceded by the indefinite article "a", the words and brackets "Magistrate (whether Judicial or Executive)" shall be substituted;
(iii) paragraph (c) of the proviso shall be omitted;
(c) sub-section (2-A) shall be omitted;
(d) in sub-section (4), for the words "to the Chief Judicial Magistrate", the words "where such Magistrate is a Judicial Magistrate, to the Chief Judicial Magistrate, and where such Magistrate is an Executive Magistrate, to the Sessions Judge", shall be substituted.2. In Section 190 of the Code, in sub-section (1), after the words "any Magistrate of the first class", the words "any Executive Magistrate" shall be inserted. 3. In Section 191 of the Code, the reference to "Chief Judicial Magistrate" shall, in relation to an offence taken cognizance of by an Executive Magistrate, be constituted as a reference to the District Magistrate. 4. In Section 374 of the Code, in Clause (a) of sub-section (3), for the words "Magistrate of the first class, or of the second class", the words "Magistrate of the first class, Executive Magistrate or a Magistrate of the second class", shall be substituted.