15. Disposal of persons arrested.-
(1) Every person arrested under this Act shall be forwarded without delay to the nearest excise officer empowered to send persons so arrested to a magistrate or if there is no such excise officer within a reasonable distance to the officer in charge of the nearest police station.
(2) The officer in charge of a police station to whom any person is forwarded under sub-section (1) shall either admit him to bail to appear before a magistrate having jurisdiction, or in default of bail forward him without delay in custody to such Magistrate.
1. See now the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 (Act 2 of 1974).