Report No. 156
12.31. Having regard to the large scale riotings of various crimes that are taking place, the Law Commission in its 42nd Report observed that it is desirable that rioting should be checked at the earliest stage and also mentioned collecting sticks, knives, other weapons by anti-social elements who are bent upon committing mischief and with a view to check such preparation, the Law Commission recommended insertion of a new section 147A. Accordingly a new section 147A is sought to be added vide clause 54 of the Bill. We agree with that proposed insertion.