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104. Omission by pawn-brokers, etc., to report to police possession or tender of property suspected to be stolen.-

Whoever being a pawn-broker, dealer in second hand property, or worker in metals, or reasonably believed by the Commissioner of Police to be such a person, and having received from a police officer written or printed information in relation to any property suspected to have been transferred by any offence mentioned in section 410 of the Indian Penal Code (45 of 1860) or by any offence punishable under section 417, section 418, section 419 or section 420 of the said Code, is found in possession, or, after the receipt of such information, comes into possession or has an offer, either by way of sale, pawn, exchange, or for custody, alteration or otherwise, howsoever, made to him, of property answering the description contained in such information, shall, unless-

(i) he forthwith gives information to the Commissioner of Police, or at a police station of such possession or offers and takes all reasonable means to ascertain and to give information as aforesaid of the name and address of the person from whom the possession or offer was received, or

(ii) the property, being an article of common wearing apparel or otherwise, is incapable of identification from the written or printed information given and has been in no way concealed after the receipt of such information,

on conviction, be punished with fine which may extend to fifty rupees in respect of each such article of property so in his possession or offered to him.

Delhi Police Act, 1978 Back

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