CrPC 16: Section 16 of the Criminal Procedure Code

Courts of Metropolitan Magistrates

  1. In every metropolitan area, there shall be established as many Courts of Metropolitan Magistrates, and at such places, as the State Government may, after consultation with the High Court, by notification, specify.
  2. The presiding officers of such Courts shall be appointed by the High Court.
  3. The jurisdiction and powers of every Metropolitan Magistrate shall extend throughout the metropolitan area.