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9. Reception in India of prisoners transferred from Pakistan.-

(1) The Central Government may, by general or special order, specify the place or places at which, and the officer or officers to whom, the custody of prisoners confined or detained in Pakistan is to be delivered in pursuance of the agreement reached in this behalf between the Government of India and the Government of Pakistan.

(2) It shall be lawful for any such officer as aforesaid to receive and hold in custody any prisoner so delivered and to convey such prisoner to any prison in a State of India for being dealt with in accordance with law; and if the prisoner escapes from such custody he may be retaken as a person accused of an offence against an Indian law may be retaken upon an escape.

Exchange of Prisoners Act, 1948 Back

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