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The Police Act, 1861

[Act No. 16 of 1861]

[22nd March, 1861.]

Title The Police Act, 1861
Sections: Particulars:
1. Interpretation clause
2. Constitution of the force
3. Superintendence in the State Government
4. Inspector-General of Police, etc
5. Powers of Inspector General. Exercise of power
6. [Repealed.]
7. Appointment, dismissal, etc., of inferior officers
8. Certificates to police officers. Surrender of certificate
9. Police-officers not to resign without leave or two months' notice
10. Police-officers not to engage in other employment
11. [Repealed.]
12. Power of Inspector-General to make rules
13. Additional police-officer employed at cost of individuals
14. Appointment of additional force in the neighbourhood of railway and other works
15. Quartering of additional police in disturbed or dangerous districts
15A. Awarding compensation to sufferers from misconduct of inhabitants or persons interested in land
16. Recovery of moneys payable under sections 13, 14, 15 and 15A, and disposal of same when recovered
17. Special police-officers
18. Powers of special police-officers
19. Refusal to serve as special police-officers
20. Authority to be exercised by police-officers
21. Village police-officers Police-chaukidars in the Presidency of Fort William
22. Police-officers always on duty and may be employed in any part of district
23. Duties of police-officers
24. Police-officers may lay information, etc
25. Police-officers to take charge of unclaimed property, and be subject to Magistrate's orders as to disposal
26. Magistrate may detain property and issue proclamation
27. Confiscation of property if no claimant appears
28. Persons refusing to deliver up certificate, etc., on ceasing to be police-officers
29. Penalties for neglect of duty, etc
30. Regulation of public assemblies and processions and licensing of the same. Music in the streets
30A. Powers with regard to assemblies and processions violating conditions of license
31. Police to keep order in public roads, etc
32. Penalty for disobeying orders issued under last three sections, etc
33. Saving of control of Magistrate of district
34. Punishment for certain offences on roads, etc. Power of police-officers Slaughtering cattle, furious riding, etc. Cruelty to animals. Obstructing passengers. Exposing goods for sale. Throwing dirt into street . Being found drunk or riotous. Indecent exposure of person. Neglect to protect dangerous places
35. Jurisdiction
36. Power to prosecute under other law not affected. Proviso
37. Recovery of penalties and fines imposed by Magistrates
41. [Repealed.]
42. Limitation of actions. Tender of amends. Proviso

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