The Chandannagar Police Commissionerate has started its functioning from 30th June, 2017 in terms of Government of West Bengal, Home & Hill Affairs Department, Police Establishment Branch Notification No. 2470- PL dated, Kolkata the 15.06.2017.
“….. WHEREAS the State Government have constituted Chandannagar Police District as fully described in this department notification no. 2467- PL dated 15.06.2017 and declared the said area as metropolitan area for the purposes of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 (2 of 1974), vide this department Notification No.2468- PL dated 15.06.2017.
AND WHEREAS the State Government have vested the administration of Police throughout the said metropolitan area on an officer designated as Commissioner of Police, Chandannagar for the area, vide this department notification no. 2469- PL dated 15.06.2017.
AND WHEREAS it is felt expedient to confer on Commissioner of Police, Chandannagar, the powers of an Executive Magistrate in relation to that metropolitan area for the purposes of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 (2 of 1974) (hereinafter to be referred as the Code).
Now THEREFORE, in exercise of the power conferred by sub section (5) of section 20 of the Code, in this behalf in relation to that area, the Governor is pleased hereby to confer on the said Commissioner of Police, Chandannagar, the power of an Executive Magistrate in relation to the metropolitan area.”
Subsequently, the Government of West Bengal, through the memo of Home & Hill Affairs Department, Police Service Cell vide Memo No. 1796- PS.Cell/HR/O/3P- 37/2017 dated Kolkata, the 16th October, 2017 in exercise of the power conferred by Section 21 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 (Act 2 of 1974), and through similar other orders, the Governor has been pleased to appoint the officers named below as Executive Magistrate to be known as Special Executive Magistrate(SEM) in the Metropolitan Area of Chandannagar Police Commissionerate as declared vide Notification No. 2468- PL dated 15.06.2017, No. 2469-PL dated 15.06.2017 and No. 2470- PL dated 15.06.2017 to perform all the functions of an Executive Magistrate under the said Code, in addition to their own duties, with immediate effect from the date of issue of the order and till they hold their respective posts.
The SEM of the Chandannagar Police Commissionerate function regularly through the following courts:
Chinsurah (HQ) Special Executive Magistrate Court
Chandannagar Special Executive Magistrate Court
Serampore Special Executive Magistrate Court