Pre-Conception And Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (Prohibition Of Sex Selection) Act 1994 Section 28 : Cognizance of offences : (1) No Court shall take cognizance of an offence under this Act except on a complaint made by- (a) the Appropriate Authority concerned, or any officer authorised in this behalf by the Central Government or State Government, as the case may be, or the Appropriate Authority; or (b) a person who has given notice of not less than 1.[fifteen days] in the manner prescribed, to the Appropriate Authority, of the alleged offence and of his intention to make a complaint to the Court. Explanation : For the purpose of this clause, "person" includes a social organisation. (2) No Court other than that of a Metropolitan Magistrate or a Judicial Magistrate of the first class shall try any offence punishable under this Act. (3) Where a complaint has been made under clause (b) of sub-section (1), the Court may, on demand by such person, direct the Appropriate Authority to make available copies of the relevant records in its possession to such person. --------- 1. Substituted for "thirty days" by Act 14 of 2003, Section 21 (w.e.f. 14.2.2003).
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