SECTION 438. APPLICATION OF CODE TO PROCEEDINGS BEFORE
Save as otherwise provided in this Act, the provisions of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 (2 of 1974) shall apply to the proceedings before a Special Court and for the purposes of the said provisions, the Special Court shall be  [deemed to be a Court of Session or the court of Metropolitan Magistrate or a Judicial Magistrate of the First Class, as the case may be,] and the person conducting a prosecution before a Special Court shall be deemed to be a Public Prosecutor.
 Notified vide Notification no. F.No. 01/12/2009-CL-I (Vol.IV) dated 18th May 2016
 Substituted for the words “deemed to be a Court of Session” by the Companies (Amendment) Act 2017 vide Notification No. S.O. 1833(E) dated 7th May, 2018.