All proceedings undertaken under section 12, 18,19,20,21,22 and 23 and offences under Section 31 of the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005 shall be governed by the provisions of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973. An appeal can be made to the Court of Sessions within 30 days from the date on which the protection order made by the Magistrate is served on the aggrieved person or the respondent (adult male person) as the case may be, whichever is later.

The offence under sub-section(1) of section 31 shall be cognizable and non-bailable. Section 31(1) read as

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