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Section 22, Whistle Blowers Protection Act 2014: Court To Take Cognizance

The contents of Section 22 (Court to take cognizance) under Chapter VI (Offences and Penalties) of the Whistle Blowers Protection Act, 2014, is reproduced as under:—

“(1) No court shall take cognizance of any offence punishable under this Act or the rules or regulations made thereunder, save on a complaint made by the Competent Authority or any officer or person authorised by it.

(2) No court inferior to that of a Chief Metropolitan Magistrate or a Chief Judicial Magistrate shall try any offence punishable under this Act.”







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