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Section 8 of Dowry Prohibition Act 1961: Offences to be Cognizable ..

Section 8 (Offences to be cognizable for certain purposes and to be bailable and non-compoundable) of the Dowry Prohibition Act 1961 —

❝(1) The Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 (2 of 1974) shall apply to offences under this Act as if they were cognizable offences—
 (a) for the purposes of investigation of such offences; and
 (b) for the purposes of matters other than—
  (i) matters referred to in section 42 of that Code; and
  (ii) the arrest of a person without a warrant or without an order of a Magistrate.

(2) Every offence under this Act shall be non-bailable and non-compoundable.❞



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Notes:

The Dowry Prohibition Act, 1961 (No. 28 of 1961) was amended by:
- the Delegated Legislation Provisions (Amendment) Act, 1983 (No. 20 of 1983) (w.e.f. 15-3-1984);
- the Dowry Prohibition (Amendment) Act, 1984 (No. 63 of 1984) (w.e.f. 2-10-1985);
- the Dowry Prohibition (Amendment) Act, 1986 (No. 43 of 1986) (w.e.f. 19-11-1986).

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