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Carriers Act, 1865

9. Plaintiffs, in suits for loss, damage, or non-delivery, not required to prove negligence or criminal act.-

In any suit brought against a common carrier for the loss, damage or non-delivery of goods entrusted to him for carriage, it shall not be necessary for the plaintiff to prove that such loss, damage or non-delivery was owing to the negligence or criminal act of the carrier, his servants or agents.

{ Ins by Act 10 of 1899, s.2.The original section 10 had been Act 9 of 1890.} [10.Notice of loss or injury to be given within six months. - No suit shall be instituted against a common carrier for the loss of, or injury to, goods entrusted to him for carriage, unless notice in writing of the loss or injury has been given to him before the institution of the suit and within six months of the time when the loss or injury first came to the knowledge of the plaintiff.]

{ Act 13 of 1921, s.3} 11.State Government to add to the Schedule.- The State Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, add to the list of articles contained in the Schedule to this Act, and the Schedule shall, on the issue of any such notification, be deemed to have been amended accordingly.]

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