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2. Definitions.-

In this Act, unless there is anything repugnant in the subject or context,-

(a) "prison" includes any subsidiary jail, judicial lock-up or police lock-up, and anyplace used for the custody of persons who are ordered to be detained under any law for the time being in force;

(b) "prisoners" means any person committed to custody in a prison on or before the 1stday of August, 1948 under the writ, warrant or order of any Court or authority other than a civil Court or Court-martial.

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(d) "transferable prisoner" means-

(i) in the State of Punjab 3[as it existed before the 1st November, 1956,] any prisoner who, being a Muslim, is willing to be transferred to Pakistan under the provisions of this Act, and

(ii) in any other part of India, any prisoner of such category as the Central Government may specify by notification in the Official Gazette who, being a Muslim, is willing to be transferred to Pakistan under the provisions of this Act.

1. The words "except the State of Hyderabad" omitted by Act 3 of 1951, s. 3 and the Schedule.

2. Clause (c) omitted by the A. O. 1950.

3. Ins. by the A. O. (No. 3), 1956.



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