What is Offences triable by Special Court? What is Trial of offences as summons case? Section 280B and 280C of Income Tax Act 1961

Offences triable by Special Court and Trial of offences as summons case are defined under section 280B and 280C of Income Tax Act 1961. Provisions under these Sections are:

Section 280B of Income Tax Act "Offences triable by Special Court"

Section 280B. Notwithstanding anything contained in the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 (2 of 1974),-
(a) the offences punishable under this Chapter shall be triable only by the Special Court, if so designated, for the area or areas or for cases or class or group of cases, as the case may be, in which the offence has been committed:

Provided that a court competent to try offences under section 292,-

(i) which has been designated as a Special Court under this section, shall continue to try the offences before it or offences arising under this Act after such designation;

 

Section 280C of Income Tax Act "Trial of offences as summons case"

Section 280C. Notwithstanding anything contained in the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 (2 of 1974), the Special Court, shall try, an offence under this Chapter punishable with imprisonment not exceeding two years or with fine or with both, as a summons case, and the provisions of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 as applicable in the case of trial of summons case, shall apply accordingly.

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