Topic: Section 117. Swearing of affidavits

Any affidavit may be used in a Court having jurisdiction under this Act if it is sworn—

(a) In 1[the States 2], before—

(i) Any Court or Magistrate, or

(ii) Any officer or other person appointed to administer oaths under the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908; (5 of 1908)

(b) In England, before any person authorized to administer oaths in His Majesty's High Court of Justice, or in the Court of Chancery of the County Palatine of Lancaster, or before any Registrar of a Bankruptcy Court, or before any officer of a Bankruptcy Court authorized in writing in that behalf by the Judge of the Court or before a Justice of the peace for the county or place where it is sworn;

(c) In Scotland or in Ireland, before a Judge Ordinary, Magistrate or Justice of the Peace; and

(d) In any other place, before a Magistrate or Justice of the Peace or other person qualified to administer oaths in that place (he being certified to be a Magistrate or Justice of the Peace, or qualified as aforesaid, by 3[an Indian Consul or Political Agent] or by a notary public).