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Section 150

Initiation of criminal proceedings

Criminal proceedings against any person may be initiated pursuant to an arrest, a summons, an arrest warrant, a notice to attend court or any other mode for compelling the attendance of a person in court which is provided for under this Code or any other written law, as the case may be

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Section 151

Examination of complaint

Complaint by a person who is not a police officer nor an officer from a law enforcement agency nor a person acting with the authority of a public body

Magistrate examines the complainant

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Section 152

Dismissal of complaint

Complaint by a person who is not a police officer nor an officer from a law enforcement agency nor a person acting with the authority of a public body

Magistrate may dismiss the complaint if he decides that there is insufficient reason to proceed

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Section 153

Issue of summons or warrant

Issue a summons to compel the attendance before him

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Section 154

Personal attendance of accused may be dispensed with

Where in any case relating to an offence punishable by fine only or by imprisonment for 12 months or less, or both, personal attendance of accused may be dispensed with the accused pleading guilty through a lawyer or a letter

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Section 155

Absence of complainant in proceedings instituted on complaint

Discharge the accused if the complainant is absent

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Section 156

Absence of accused

The court may either proceed ex parte to hear and determine the complaint or may postpone the hearing to a future day

Ex parte: with respect to or in the interests of one side only or of an interested outside party