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39. Employment of additional police in cases of special danger to public peace.-

(1) If in the opinion of the Administrator any area in Delhi is in a disturbed or dangerous condition or the conduct of the inhabitants or of any particular section or the class of the inhabitants of such area renders it expedient to employ temporarily additional police in the area, he may, by notification in the Official Gazette, specify the area (hereafter in this section referred to as the disturbed area) in which, and the period for which, the additional police shall be employed and thereupon the Commissioner of Police shall depute such number of additional police officers as he considers necessary, in the disturbed area:

Provided that the period so specified may be extended by the Administrator from time to time, if in his opinion it is necessary so to do in the interests of the public.

(2) On the issue of a notification under sub-section (1), the Administrator may require the District Collector, or any other authority specified by the Administrator, to recover, whether in whole or in part, the cost of such additional police generally from all persons who are inhabitants of the disturbed area or specially from any particular section or class of such persons, and in such proportion as the Administrator may direct.

(3) It shall be lawful for the Administrator to exempt, by order in writing, and for sufficient reasons, any person from liability to bear any portion of the cost of such additional police.

Explanation.-In this section and in section 41, the expression "inhabitants", when used in relation to any disturbed area, includes persons who themselves or by their agents or servants occupy or hold land or other immovable property within such area and landlords who themselves or by their agents or servants collect rent from holders or occupants of land in such area notwithstanding that they do not actually reside therein.

Delhi Police Act, 1978 Back

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