Report No. 251
5. Telegraph Wires (Unlawful Possession) Act, Act 74 of 1950
Category: Media, Communications and Publishing
Recommendation: Consider for Repeal
The Act regulated the possession of telegraph wires and provides for the punishment of the offence of unlawful possession of telegraph wires. Telegraph services were permanently shut down in India in 2013. Wires of a specific width are included within this Act. Hence, only after factual verification that such wires are not used for other purposes should this Act be considered for repeal.