531. (1) The Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 is hereby repealed.
(2) Notwithstanding such repeal-
(a) if, immediately before the date on which this Sanhita comes into force, there is any appeal, application, trial, inquiry or investigation pending, then, such appeal, application, trial, inquiry or investigation shall be disposed of, continued, held or made, as the case may be, in accordance with the provisions of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973, as in force immediately before such commencement (hereinafter referred to as the said Code), as if this Sanhita had not come into force;
(b) all notifications published, proclamations issued, powers conferred, forms provided by rules, local jurisdictions defined, sentences passed and orders, rules and appointments, not being appointments as Special Magistrates, made under the said Code and which are in force immediately before the commencement of this Sanhita, shall be deemed, respectively, to have been published, issued, conferred, specified, defined, passed or made under the corresponding provisions of this Sanhita;
(c) any sanction accorded or consent given under the said Code in pursuance of which no proceeding was commenced under that Code, shall be deemed to have been accorded or given under the corresponding provisions of this Sanhita and proceedings may be commenced under this Sanhita in pursuance of such sanction or consent.
(3) Where the period specified for an application or
other proceeding under the said Code had expired on or before the
commencement of this Sanhita, nothing in this Sanhita shall be construed as
enabling any such application to be made or proceeding to be commenced under
this Sanhita by reason only of the fact that a longer period therefor is
specified by this Sanhita or provisions are made in this Sanhita for the
extension of time.