- Commission to whom to be issued.—(1) If the witness is within the territories to which this Code
extends, the commission shall be directed to the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate or the Chief Judicial
Magistrate, as the case may be, within whose local jurisdiction the witness is to be found.
(2) If the witness is in India, but in a State or an area to which this Code does not extend, the commission shall
be directed to such Court or officer as the Central Government may, by notification, specify in this behalf.
(3) If the witness is in a country or place outside India and arrangements have been made by the Central
Government with the Government of such country or place for taking the evidence of witnesses in relation to
criminal matters, the commission shall be issued in such form, directed to such Court or officer, and sent to such authority for transmission as the Central Government may, by notification, prescribed in this behalf.
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