Section 17 (4), Cr.P.C. applies only to Sessions Judges and not to Additional Sessions Judges. Additional Sessions Judge has no jurisdiction to make provisions in his absence for disposal of his urgent business by District Magistrate. Additional Sessions Judge is not a Court of Sessions under section 498, Cr.P.C. unless so declared by Government notification or the Sessions Judge assigns by general or special order any application to him. PLD 1953 Lah. 110 Mupal v. Ghulam etc.
Additional Sessions Judge has no power to make a reference under Chap. XXXII, Cr.P.C. except under section 438, Cr.P.C. PLD 1953 Dacca 141. Crown v. Matilal Sen. Additional Sessions Judge has no jurisdiction to hear an application for cancellation of bail during the absence of Sessions Judge. Bail restored. 1971 P.Cr.LJ 4. Ghulam Muhammad etc. contra. PLJ 1976 Pesh. 57. Nazar Saeed.
Additional Sessions Judge is not authorised to hear revision petitions unless made over to him by general or special order by Sessions Judge. PLJ 1978 Cr.C. (Kar.) 414. Muhammad Akram v. Atta Ullah Khan.