Topic: Sec 460. Irregularities, which do not vitiate proceedings

If any Magistrate not empowered by law to do any of the following things, namely.

(a) To issue a search-warrant under section 94;

(b) To order, under section 155, the police to investigate an offence;

(c) To hold an inquest under section 176;

(d) To issue process under section 187, for the apprehension of a person within his local jurisdiction who has committed an offence outside the limits of such jurisdiction;

(e) To take cognizance of an offence under clause (a) or clause (b) of sub-section (1) of section 190;

(f) To make over a case under sub-section (2) of section 192;

(g) To tender a pardon under section 306;

(h) To recall a case and try it himself under section 410; or

(i) To sell property under section 458 or section 459,

erroneously in good faith does that thing; his proceedings shall not be set-aside merely on the ground of his not being so empowered.