Offences which may be tried summarily

Answer: [D] Criminal Intimidation

Explanation: Section 260 (1) (C) in The Code Of Criminal Procedure, 1973– any Magistrate of the first class specially empowered in this behalf by the High Court, may, if he thinks fit, try in a summary way all or any of the following offences:-

(i) offences not punishable with death, imprisonment for life or imprisonment for a term exceeding two years;

(ii) theft, under section 379, section 380 or section 381 of the India Penal Code (45 of 1860 ), where the value of the property stolen does no exceed two hundred rupees;

(iii) receiving or retaining stolen property, under section 411 of the Indian Penal Code (45 of 1860 ), where the value of the property does not exceed two hundred rupees;

(iv) assisting in the concealment or disposal of stolen property under section 414 of the Indian Panel Code (45 of 1860 ), where the value of such property does not exceed two hundred rupees.

(v) offences under sections 454 and 456 of the Indian Penal Code (45 of 1860 ).

(vi) insult with intent to provoke a breach of the peace, under section 504, and criminal intimidation, under section 506 of the Indian Penal Code (45 of 1860 ).

(vii) abetment of any of the foregoing offences;

(viii) an attempt to commit any of the foregoing offences, when such attempt is an offence.

(ix) any offence constituted by an act in respect of which a complaint may be made under section 20 of the Cattle- trespass Act, 1871