(Expert) 29 January 2009
It appears that the proceedings can be challenged before the hon'ble High Court under writ jurisdiction (Article 226 read with Section 482 of Cr. P. C.). But it should be seen actually on what grounds the proceedings are being challenged? If the protection officer is holding the proceedings under 9 (2), the Magistrate will become party. If the proceedings are under 19(1)(h), the order under Section 20 should be challenged in appeal before the Sessions Court.