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Cattle-Trespass Act, 1871

[Act No. 1 of 1871]

Sections Particulars
Chapter I Preliminary
1 Title and extent
3 Interpretation clause
Chapter II Pounds And Pounds-Keepers
4 Establishment of pounds
5 Control of pounds. Rates of charge for feeding impounded cattle
6 Appointment of pound-keepers
7 To keep registers and furnish returns
8 To register seizures
9 To take charge of and feed cattle
Chapter III Impounding Cattle
10 Cattle damaging land
11 Cattle damaging public roads, canals and embankments
12 Fines for cattle impounded
Chapter IV Delivery Or Sale Of Cattle
13 Procedure when owner claims the cattle and pays fines and charges
14 Procedure if cattle be not claimed within a week
15 Delivery to owner disputing legality of seizure, but making deposit
16 Procedure when owner refuses of omits to pay the fines and expenses
17 Disposal of fines, expenses and surplus proceeds of sale
18 [Repealed by the Government of India (Adaptation of Indian Laws) Order, 1937]
19 Officers and pound-keepers not to purchase cattle at sales under Act
Chapter V Complaints Of Illegal Seizure Or Detention
20 Power to make complaints
21 Procedure on complaint
22 Compensation for illegal seizure or detention
23 Recovery of compensation
Chapter VI Penalties
24 Penalty for forcibly opposing the seizure of cattle of rescuing the same
25 Recovery of penalty for mischief committed by causing cattle to trespass
26 Penalty for damage cause to land or crops or public roads by pigs
27 Penalty on pound- keeper failing to perform duties
28 Application of fines recovered under section 25, 26 or 27
Chapter VII Suits For Compensation
29 Saving of right to sue for compensation
30 Set-off
Chapter VIII Supplemental
31 Power for State Government to transfer certain functions to local authority and direct credit of surplus receipts to local fund

An Act to consolidate and amend the law relating to Trespasses by Cattle.

Whereas it is expedient to consolidate and amend the law relating to trespasses by cattle;

It is hereby enacted as follows:-

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