What is Section 12 CrPC?

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  1. Chief Judicial Magistrate and Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate, etc.—
    (1) In every district (not being a metropolitan area), the High Court shall appoint a Judicial Magistrate of the first class to be the Chief Judicial Magistrate.
    (2) The High Court may appoint any Judicial Magistrate of the first class to be an Additional Chief
    Judicial Magistrate, and such Magistrate shall have all or any of the powers of a Chief Judicial Magistrate
    under this Code or under any other law for the time being in force as the High Court may direct.
    (3) (a) The High Court may designate any Judicial Magistrate of the first class in any sub-division as
    the Sub-divisional Judicial Magistrate and relieve him of the responsibilities specified in this section as
    occasion requires.
    (b) Subject to the general control of the Chief Judicial Magistrate, every Sub-divisional Judicial
    Magistrate shall also have and exercise, such powers of supervision and control over the work of the
    Judicial Magistrates (other than Additional Chief Judicial Magistrates) in the sub-division as the High
    Court may, by general or special order, specify in this behalf.

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