THE ASSAM CRIMINAL LAW AMENDMENT (SUPPLEMENTARY) ACT, 1934

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The Assam Criminal Law Amendment (Supplementary) Act, 1934 was enacted on August 25, 1934 with the intent to add additional provisions to the Assam Criminal Law Amendment Act, 1934. The Act gives provision for appeals as well as confirmations. Accordingly, it states that a person who has been sentenced and conducted trial by the Commissioner as per the provisions of the Assam Criminal Law Amendment Act, 1934 shall have the opportunity to appeal to the superior Court. The appeal shall be preferred to the High Court of Judicature in the State of Bengal. The appeal shall be admitted by the High Court in accordance with the procedure mentioned under the Criminal Procedure Code of 1898.

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Where the death penalty has been imposed by the Commissioner, the modes shall be given to the High Court and the verdict shall not be executed till the sanction has been given by the High Court. The authority which is provided as per Criminal Procedure Code of 1898 under Section 491 should not be work out with regard to persons who are in prison and confined, in harmony with the requirements of the Assam Criminal Law Amendment Act, 1934. Moreover the Act gives retrospective operation to some provisions of the present enactment. Hence, Section 2 and 3 shall be enforced from the date of initiation of the Assam Criminal Law Amendment Act, 1934.