Karnataka Police Act 1963 - Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative

Karnataka Police Act 1963 - Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative
APPENDIX 12
KARNATAKA POLICE ACT, 1963
(Karnataka Act No.4 of 1964) 1
Received the assent of the President on the Eighteenth day of
January, 1964
An Act to provide for a uniform law for the regulation of the
Police Force, the maintenance of public order and other
matters in the State of Karnataka
Whereas it is expedient to provide for a uniform law for the regulation of the Police Force in the
State of Karnataka, for the exercise of powers and performance of functions by the State Government
and by the members of the said force, for the maintenance of public order, for the prevention of
gaming, and for certain other purposes hereinafter appearing;
Be it enacted by the Karnataka State Legislature in the Fourteenth Year of the Republic of India
as follows:
CHAPTER I
Preliminary
1. Short title, extent and commencement. (1) This Act may be caned the Karnataka Police Act, 1963.
(2) It extends to the whole of the State of Karnataka.
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[(3) It shall come into force on such date as the State Government may, by notification in the
official Gazette, appoint.
2. Definitions. In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,(1) “cattle” means cows, bullocks, bulls, calves, buffaloes, elephants, camels, horses, mares,
geldings, ponies colts, fillies, asses, mules, pigs, rams, ewes, sheep, lambs, goats and kids;
(2) “City of Bangalore” means the area within the limits of the City of Bangalore as defined for the
time being in the City of Bangalore Municipal Corporation Act, 1949 (Karnataka Act LXIX of
1949), and includes such other areas adjacent to such limits 3 [* * *] as the Government may
from time to time by notification in the official Gazette specify.
(3) “common gaming house” means a building, room, tent, enclosure, vehicle, vessel or place in
which any instruments of gaming are kept or used for the profit or gain of the person owning,
occupying, or keeping such building, room. tent, enclosure, vehicle, vessel, or place, or of the
person using such building, room, tent, enclosure, vehicle, vessel or place, whether he has a
right to use the same or not, such profit or gain being either by way of a charge for the use of
the instruments of gaming or of the building, room, tent, enclosure, vehicle, vessel or place, or
otherwise howsoever or as subscription or other payment for the use of facilities along with the
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First published in the Karnataka Gazette on the Thirteenth day of January, I964.
This Act bas come into force on 2nd April, 1965.
Omitted by Kant Act 18 of 1975, Sec. 2 (wef 3-5-1975).
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use of the instruments of gaming or of the building, room, tent, enclosure, vehicle, vessel or
place for purposes of gaming ;
Explanation. In this clause “person” includes a company, association, club or other body of persons
whether incorporated or not.
(4) the expression “competent authority” when used with reference to the exercise or performance
of any power, duty or function under the provisions of this Act, means,
(a) in relation to the City of Bangalore and other areas for which a Commissioner of Police is
appointed under Sec. 7, the Commissioner;
(b) in relation to the areas other than those referred to in C1. (a) the District Magistrate or the
Superintendent or the Additional Superintendent:
or, the Assistant or Deputy Superintendent when specially empowered in that behalf by the
Government;
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[(5) “district” means any area which the Government may be notification specify to be a district
for the purpose of this Act and where no such area has been so specified, a territorial division
constituting the district for the purposes of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973, but does not
include the City of Bangalore or any area specified under sub-section (1) of Sec. 7;]
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(7) “gaming” does not include a lottery but includes all forms of wagering or betting in connection
with any game of chance, except wagering or betting on a horse-race, when such wagering or
betting takes place(i) on the day on which such race is run; and
(ii) in an enclosure which the licensee of the race-course, on which such race is to be run, has
set apart for the purpose under the terms of the licence issued under Sec. 4 of the Karnataka
Race Courses Licensing Act, 1952 (Karnataka Act VIII of 1952), in respect of such racecourse; and
(iii) between any person being present in such enclosure, on the one hand and such licensee or
other person licensed by such licensee in terms of the aforesaid licence on the other in such
manner and by such contrivance as may be permitted by such licence.
Explanation. In this clause,(i) ‘wagering or betting’ includes the collection or soliciting of bets, the receipt or distribution
of winnings or prizes in money or otherwise, in respect of any act which is intended to aid
or facilitate wagering or betting or such collection, soliciting, receipt or distribution;
(ii) ‘game of chance’ includes a game of chance and skill combined and a pretended game of
chance or of chance and skill combined, but does not include any athletic game or sport;
(8) “Government” means the State Government;
(9) “Head Constable” means an officer of and above the rank of a Constable and a “Constable”
means a Police officer of the lowest grade;
(10) “Inspector-General”, “Commissioner”, “Deputy Commissioner”, “Superintendent”,
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Subs by Kant Act 18 of 1975, Sec. 2 (2) (wef 3-5-1975).
Clause (6) omitted by ibid.
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“Additional Superintendent”, “Assistant Superintendent”, and “Deputy Superintendent”,
mean respectively, the Inspector-General of Police, a Commissioner of Police, a Deputy
Inspector-General of Police, a Deputy Commissioner of Police, an Assistant Commissioner of
Police, a Superintendent of Police, an Additional Superintendent of Police, an Assistant
Superintendent of Police and a Deputy Superintendent of Police appointed or deemed to be
appointed under this Act;
(11) “instruments of gaming” includes any article used or intended to be used as a subject, or
means of gaming, any document used or intended to be used as a register or record or
evidence of any gaming, the proceeds of any gaming and any winnings or prizes in money or
otherwise distributed or intended to be distributed in respect of any gaming;
[(11-A) “local authority” means a corporation established or continued under the Karnataka
Municipal Corporations Act, 1976 (Kar. Act 14 of 1977), a municipal council, or a notified
area committee or a sanitary board established or deemed to have been established or
continued under the Karnataka Municipalities Act, 1964 (Kar. Act 22 of 1964) or under any
other law, the Bangalore Development authority constituted under the Bangalore
Development Authority Act, 1976 (Kar. Act 12 of 1976), the City Improvement Board,
Mysore constituted under the City of Mysore Improvement Act, 1903 (Mysore Act 3 of
1903), an improvement board cons tituted under the Karnataka Improvement Boards Act,
1976 (Kar. Act 11 of 1976), a planning authority constituted under the Karnataka Town and
Country Planning Act, 1961 (Kar. Act 11 of 1963), the Karnataka Slum Clearance Board
constituted under the Karnataka Slum Area (Improvement and Clearance) Act, 1973 (Kar.
Act 33 of 1974) and such other authority as the State Government may from time to time by
notification declare.]
(12) “municipality” means a municipality constituted or deemed to be constituted under any law
relating to municipalities for the time being in force in the State of Karnataka or any part
thereof;
(13) “place” includes a building, a tent, a booth or other erection, whether permanent or temporary,
or any area whether enclosed or open;
(14) “place of public amusement” means any place where music, singing, dancing, or any
diversion, or game, or the means of carrying on the same is provided and to which the public
are admitted and includes a race-course, circus, theatre, music hall, billiard room, beagattelle
room, gymnasium, fencing school, swimming pool or dancing hall;
(15) “place of public entertainment” means any place to which the public are admitted and where
any kind of food or drink is supplied for consumption on the premises by any person owning
or having an interest in or managing such place and includes a refreshment room, eating
house, coffee house, liquor house, boarding house, loading- house, hotel, tavern, or a shop
where wine, beer, spirit, arrack, tody, ganja, or other kind of liquor or intoxicant or any kind
of food or drink is supplied to the public for consumption in or near such shop;
(16) “police officer” means any member of the police force appointed or deemed to be appointed
under this Act and includes a special or an additional police officer appointed under Sec. 19
or 20;
(17) “prescribed” means prescribed by rules;
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(18) “public place” includes the foreshore, the precincts of every public building or monument, and
all places accessible to the public for drawing water, washing or bathing or for the purpose of
recreation;
(19) “rules” means rules made under this Act ;
(20) “street” includes any highway, bridge, way over a causeway, viaduct, arch, quay or wharf or
any road, lane, footway, square, court, alley or passage accessible to the public whether a
thorough fare or not;
(21) “Subordinate Police” means members of the Police Force of and below the rank of Inspector;
(22) “Superior Police” means members of the Police Force above the rank of Inspector;
(23) “Vehicle” means any carriage, cart, van, dray, truck, hand-cart or other conveyance of any
description and includes a bicycle, tricycle a rickshaw, an automatic car, a vessel or an
aeroplane;
(24)
Words and expressions not defined in this Act and which are defined in the Code of Criminal
Procedure, 1898 (Central Act V of 1898), shall have the same meaning as in that Code.
CHAPTER II
Superintendence, Control and Organisation of the
Police Force
3. One Police Force for the whole State. There shall be one Police Force 1 [including the State
Reserve Police Force established under Sec. 145] for the whole of the State:
Provided that the members of the Police Forces constituted under any of the Acts mentioned in
Schedule I, immediately before the coming into force of this Act, shall be deemed to be the members
of the said Police Force.
4. Superintendence of Police Force to vest in the Government. The Superintendence of the Police
Force throughout the State vests in and is exercisable by the Government and any control, direction
or supervision exercisable by any officer over any member of the Police Force shall be exercisable
subject to such superintendence.
5. Constitution of Police Force. Subject to the provisions made under Act. 309 of the Constitution
and the provisions of this Act(a) the Police Force shall consist of such number in the several ranks and have such
organisation and such powers, functions and duties as the Government may, by general or
special order, determine;
(b) the recruitment, pay, allowances and all other conditions of Service of the Police Force shall
be such as may from time to time be prescribed:
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Provided that(i) the rules or orders governing the recruitment, pay, allowances and other conditions of
service of the members of the Police Forces referred to in the proviso to Sec. 3 shall
continue in force until altered or cancelled in accordance with the provisions of this Act;
(ii) nothing in this clause shall apply to the recruitment, pay, allowances and other conditions of
service of the members of the Indian police and the Indian Police Service.
6. Inspector-General and Deputy Inspector-General . (1) For the direction and supervision of the
Police Force, the Government shall appoint an Inspector-General of Police who shal1 subject to the
control of the State Government exercise such powers and perform such functions and duties and
shall have such responsibilities and such authority as may be provided by or under this Act.
(2) (a) The Government may appoint such number of Deputy Inspector-General as it may deem fit.
(b) The Government may direct that any of the powers, functions, duties and responsibilities
and authority of the Inspector-General may be exercised, performed or discharged, by a
Deputy Inspector-General.
(c) The Government may also by a general or special order direct that the Deputy InspectorGeneral shall assist and aid the Inspector-General in the performance, exercise and
discharge of his powers, functions, duties, responsibilities and authority in such manner and
to such extent as may be specified a the order.
7. Commissioner. (1) The Government may appoint a Police officer lot below the rank of a Deputy
Inspector-General of Police to be the Commissioner of Police for the City of Bangalore or any
other area specified on a notification issued by the Government in this behalf and published in the
official Gazette.
(2) The Commissioner shall exercise such powers, perform such functions and duties and shall
have such responsibilities and authority as are provided by or under this Act or as may
otherwise be directed by the Government by a general or special order:
Provided that the Government may direct that any of the powers, functions, duties, responsibilities
or authority exercisable or to be performed or discharged by the Commissioner shall be exercised,
performed or discharged subject to the control of the Inspector-General:
Provided also that in any area for which a Commissioner is appointed and is empowered to
exercise any power or perform any function or duty under this Act, the District Magistrate shall not
exercise the same power or perform the same function or duty notwithstanding the fact that such area
forms part of a District within the territorial jurisdiction of the District Magistrate:
Provided further that the area for which a Commissioner has been appointed, under this section
shall not, unless otherwise provided by or under this Act, be under the charge of a Superintendent for
any of the purposes of this Act, notwithstanding the fact that such area forms part of a district within
the territorial jurisdiction for which a Superintendent may have been appointed.
8.
Appointment of Superintendent, Additional, Assistant and Deputy Superintendents. (1) The
Government may appoint for each district or for a part of a district or for one or more districts a
Superintendent and one or more Additional Superintendents and such Assistant and Deputy
Superintendents of Police, as it may think expedient.
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(2) The Government may, by a general or special order, empower an Additional Superintendent to
exercise and perform in the district for which he is appointed or in any part thereof, all or any
of the powers, functions or duties to be exercised or performed by a Superintendent under this
Act or under any law for the time being in force.
(3) The Superintendent may, with previous sanction of the Government, delegate any of the powers
and functions conferred on him by or under this Act or Assistant or Deputy Superintendent.
9. Appointment of Superintendents for wireless system and motor transport system or for any
special duty. The Government may appoint for the whole of the State of Mysore or any part
thereof one or more Superintendents of Police as it may think fit(1) for the police wireless system;
(2) for the police Motor Transport system; or
(3) for the Railway Police; or
(4) for the performance of such specific duties as the Government may from time to time
determine in this behalf,
and the Superintendent so appointed shall exercise such powers and perform such functions as the
Government may from time to time assign to him provided that such powers and functions shall be
exercised or performed subject to the control of the Inspector-General.
10. Principal, Police Training School or College. The Government may appoint any Police officer
not below the rank of a Superintendent to be the Principal of a Police Training School, or College,
and may assign to him such powers, functions and duties as it may think fit.
11 Deputies and Assistants to the Commissioner. (1) The Government may appoint one or more
Deputy Commissioners not below the rank of a Superintendent and one or more Assistant
Commissioners of Police not below the rank of an Assistant Superintendent or Deputy
Superintendent in the City of Bangalore or in any area in which a Commissioner has been
appointed under sub-section (1) of Sec. 7.
(2) Every such Deputy or Assistant Commissioner shall, under the orders of the Commissioner,
exercise and perform any of the powers, functions and duties of the Commissioner to be
exercised or performed by him under the provisions of this Act or any other law for the time
being in force, in accordance with the general or special orders of the Government made in this
behalf:
Provided that the powers to be exercised by the Commissioner of making, altering or rescinding
rules under Sec. 31 shall not be exercisable by a Deputy or Assistant Commissioner.
12. Appointment of Subordinate police. Subject to such rules as the Government may from time to
time make, the appointment of Police officers of and below the rank of Inspectors shall be made by
the prescribed autho rity.
13. Certificates of appointment. (1) Every Police officer of and below the grade of Inspector shall, on
appointment receive a certificate in the form provided in Schedule I. The certificate shall be issued
under the seal of such officer as the Government may, by general or special order direct.
(2) A certificate of appointment shall become null and void whenever the person named therein
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ceases to belong to the Police Force or shall remain inoperative during the period within which
such person is suspended from such force.
14. Effect of suspension of Police officer. The powers, functions and privileges vested in a Police
officer shall remain suspended whilst such Police officer is under suspension from office:
Provided that notwithstanding such suspension such person shall not cease to be a Police officer
and shall continue to be subject to the control of the lame authorities to which he would have been, if
he was not under suspension.
15. General Powers of Commissioner and Superintendent. The Commissioner, subject to the orders
of the Inspector-General of Police, and the Superintendent subject to the orders of the InspectorGeneral and the Deputy Inspector-General of Police, shall within their respective spheres of
authority, direct and regulate all matters of arms, drill, exercise, observation of persons and events,
mutual relations, distribution of duties, study of laws, orders and modes of proceedings and all
matters of executive detail or the fulfilment of their duties by the Police Force under him.
16. Superintendent of Police to be the head of the Police in the district, subject to the general control
of the District Magistrate. (1) The Superintendent bf Police shall be the head of the Police in the
district or part of the district for which he is appointed as Superintendent.
(2) The administration of the Police in a district or part of a district by the Superintendent of Police
shall be subject to the general control of the District Magistrate of the District.
(3) In exercising such control, the District Magistrate shall be governed by such rules and orders as
the Government may make in this behalf.
17. Power of District Magistrate to require reports from Superintendent. The District Magistrate
may require from the Superintendent reports, either particular or general, on any matter connected
with the crimes, habitual offenders, the prevention of disorder, the regulation of assemblies and
amusements, the distribution of the Police Force, the conduct and character of any Police officer
subordinate to the Superintendent, the utilization of auxiliary means and all other matters in
furtherance of his control of the Police Force and the maintenance of order.
18. Power of Supervision by District Magistrates. If the District Magistrate observes any marked
incompetence or unfitness for the locality or for his particular duties, in any Police officer
subordinate to the Superintendent, be may require the Superintendent to substitute another officer
for any officer whom he has power to transfer and the Superintendent shall be bound to comply
with the requisition :
Provided that if the Police officer concerned is an officer of the grade not below that of an
Inspector, the District Magistrate may report his conduct to the Inspector-General. The InspectorGeneral may thereafter, determine the action to be taken and pass such orders as he thinks fit, and shall
communicate such action or order to the District Magistrate.
19. Special Police officers. (1) Whenever it shall appear on an application of any Police officer not
below the rank of Sub-Inspector, that any unlawful assembly or riot or disturbance of the peace has
taken place or may be reasonably apprehended in any place and that the Police Force ordinarily
employed in the place is not sufficient for its preservation and for the protection of the inhabitants
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and the security of property in the place, the Commissioner, the Superintendent or any First Class
Magistrate, or any other Magistrate specially empowered in this behalf by Government, may by a
written order signed by himself and sealed with his own seal appoint any able-bodied male person,
whom he considers fit and who is between the ages of eighteen and fifty and resident in any
neighbourhood to be a Special Police Officer to assist the Police Force, during such time and
within such limits as the Commissioner, the Superintendent or Magistrate shall deem necessary.
(1) Every Special Police officer so appointed shall on appointment (a) receive a certificate in a form approved by the Government in this behalf,
(b) have the same powers, privileges and immunities and be liable to the same duties and
responsibilities and subject to the same autho rities as an ordinary Police officer.
20. Appointment of additional Police. (1) Additional Police officers of such rank or grade for such
time and on such pay as the authority specified by or under the provisions of this Act in that behalf
may determine may be emplo yed or deputed for the purpose stated in such provisions.
(2) Every additional Police officer appointed, shall on appointment (a) receive a certificate in a form approved by the Government in this behalf;
(b) be vested with all or such of the powers, privileges and duties of a Police officer, as are
specially mentioned in the certificate; and
(c) be subject to the orders of the Commissioner or the Superintendent, as the case may be.
(3) The employment or deputation of such additional Police officer may be made at the request of
any person requiring such Police and the cost of such employment shall be recovered in such
manner as is provided by or under this Act or under any other law for the time being in force.
CHAPTER III
Regulation, Control and Discipline of the Police Force
2l. Framing of rules for administration of the Police. Subject to the orders of the Government, the
Inspector-General may make rules or orders not inconsistent with this Act or with any other
enactment for the time being in force(a) regulating the inspection of the Police Force by his subordinates;
(b) determining the description and quantity of arms, accoutrements, clothing and other
necessaries to be furnished to the Police;
(c) prescribing the places of residence of members of the Police Force;
(d) for the institution, management and regulation of any Police fund for any purpose
connected with Police administration;
(e) regulating, subject to the provisions of Sec. 16, the distribution, movements and location of
the Police ;
(f) assigning duties to Police officers of all ranks and grades and prescribing
(i) the manner in which, and
(ii) the conditions subject to which, they shall exercise and perform their respective powers
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and duties;
(g) regulating the collection and communication by the Police of intelligence and information;
(h) generally, for the purpose of rendering the Police efficient and preventing abuse or neglect
of their duties;
(i) prescribing the books and registers to be maintained and the returns, to be submitted by the
several Police officers.
22. Inspector-General may call for returns. The Inspector-General may, subject to the rules and
orders of the Government, call for such returns, reports and statements on subject connected with
the suppression of crime, the maintenance of order and performance of their duties as his
subordinates may be able to furnish to him. The Inspector-General shall communicate to the
District Magistrate any general orders issued by him for the purpose aforesaid or in consequence of
the information furnished to him and also any orders, which the Government may direct.
23. Disciplinary penalties. (1) The Government and any prescribed officer may subject to such
conditions and restrictions as may be prescribed, impose on any member of the Police Force who
in the opinion of the Government or the prescribed officer is cruel, perverse, remiss or negligent in
the discharge of his duty or unfit for the same or guilty of any breach of discipline or misconduct or
for any other sufficient reason, the following penalties, namely:
(a) (i) censure;
(ii) withholding of increments or promotion;
(iii) recovery from pay of the whole or part of any pecuniary loss caused by negligence or
breach of orders to the State Government or to the Central Government, any other State
Government, any person, body or authority, to whom the services of the officer had
been lent;
(iv) suspension;
(b) (i) reduction to a lower service, grade or post, or to a lower time scale, or to a lower stage
in a time-scale;
(ii) compulsory retirement;
(iii) removal from service;
(iv) dismissal from service;
(c) (i) entry of a black mark against his name in the prescribed manner ;
(ii) punishment drill ;
(iii) extra guard, fatigue or other duty;
(iv) fine:
Provided that the penalties specified in Cl. (c) shall not be imposed on any officer of or above the
rank of a Sub-Inspector:
Provided further that the following shall not amount to a penalty within the meaning of this
section:(i) withholding of increments of a Police officer for failure to pass a departmental examination
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in accordance with the rules or orders governing the service or post or the terms of his
appoint ment;
(ii)
stoppage of a Police officer at the efficiency bar in the time-scale on the ground of his
unfitness to cross the bar;
(iii) non-promotion, whether in a substantive or officiating capacity, of a Police officer, after
consideration of his case, to a class grade or post for promotion to which he is eligible;
(iv) reversion to a lower class, grade or post of a Police officer officiating in a higher class,
grade or post on the ground that he is considered, after trial, to be unsuitable for such
higher class, grade or post or on administrative grounds unconnected with his conduct
(such as the return of the permanent incumbent from leave or deputation, availability of a
more suitable officer and the like);
(v) reversion to his permanent class, grade or post of a Police officer appointed on probation
to another class, grade or post during or at the end of the period of probation in
accordance with the terms of his appointment or the rules and orders governing probation;
(vi) compulsory retirement of a Police officer in accordance with the provisions relating to his
Superannuation or retirement;
(vii) termination of the service (a) of a person employed under an agreement, in accordance with the terms of such
agreement; or
(b) of a person appointed, otherwise than under an agreement, to hold a temporary
appointment on the expiration of the period of the appointment.
(2) Nothing in sub-section (1)(a) shall affect any liability of a Police officer to a criminal prosecution for any offence with
which he may be charged;
(b) shall entitle any authority subordinate to that by which the Police officer was appointed, to
compulsorily retire, remove or dismiss him ; or .
(c) shall apply to any member of the Indian Police and the Indian Police Service.
24. Procedure to be observed in awarding punishment. When any order of punishment has to be
passed against a Police officer under Sec. 23 such procedure as may be prescribed by rules shall be
followed:
Provided that no order for reducing, removing or dismissing a police officer shall be passed
except in accordance with the provisions of Art. 311 of the Constitution.
25. Appeals and revision. (1) An appeal against any order passed against a Police officer under Sec.
23 shall lie to the Government or to such officer al the Government may by general or special order
specify:
Provided that no appeal shall lie in case the penalties imposed are those specified in sub-clauses
(ii) and (iii) of Cl. (c) of sub-section (1) of Sec. 23.
(2) The Government may suo motu or otherwise after calling for the records of the case revise any
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order under Sec. 23 or sub-section (1) of this section passed by the Inspector-General or any
officer subordinate to him, and
(a) confirm, modify or set aside the order;
(b) impose any penalty or set aside, reduce, confirm or enhance the penalty imposed by the
order;
(c) remit the case to the authority which made the order or to any other authority directing such
further action or inquiry as it considers proper in the circumstances of the case; or
(d) pass such other orders as it deems fit :
Provided that(i) an order imposing or enhancing a penalty shall not be passed unless the person concerned
has been given an opportunity of making any representation which be may wish to make
against such enhanced penalty;
(ii) if the Government proposes to impose any of the penalties specified in Cls. (i) to (iv) of
sub-clause (b) of sub-section (1) of Sec. 23 in a case where an inquiry has not been held, it
shall direct that such inquiry be held and thereafter on consideration of the proceedings of
such inquiry and after giving the person concerned an opportunity of making any
representation which be may wish to make against such penalty, pass such orders as it may
deem fit.
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26. Police officers to be deemed to be on duty and to be liable to employment in any part of the State.
(1) Every Police officer, not on leave or under suspension, shall for all purposes of this Act, be deemed
to be always on duty and any Police officer or any member or body of Police officers allocated for
duty in one part of the State may, if the Government or the Inspector-General so directs at any time
be employed on police duty in any other part of the State, for so long as the service of the same
may be there required.
(2) Timely intimation shall, except in cases of extreme urgency, be given to the Commissioner, the
District Magistrate and the Deputy Inspector-General by the Inspector-General of any proposed
direction to any number or body of Police officers under sub-section (1) and except, where
secrecy is necessary, the reasons for such direction shall be explained; whereupon the officers
aforesaid and their subordinates shall give all reasonable furtherance to such direction.
27. Under what conditions Police officer may resign.
Except with the written permission of the
Commissioner, the Deputy Inspector-General or of some other Police officer empowered by the
Inspector General in this behalf, no Police officer of or below the rank of Inspector shall resign his
office or withdraw himself from the duties thereof:
Provided that subject to the provisions of sub-section (2), no such permission shall be granted to
any such Police officer until he has fully discharged any debt due by him as such Police officer to
Government or to any Police Fund.
(2) If any such Police officer produces a certificate signed by the prescribed medical officer in the
district declaring him to be unfit by reason of disease, or mental or physical incapacity for
further service in the Police, the necessary written permission to resign shall forthwith be
granted to him on his discharging or giving satisfactory security for the payment of any debt
due by him as such Police officer to the Government or to any Police Fund.
(3) If any such Police officer as aforesaid, resigns or withdraws himself from the duties of his
office in contravention of this section, he shall be liable on the order of the Inspector-General
of Police or of the Commissioner to forfeit all arrears of pay then due to him. This forfeiture
shall be in addition to the penalty to which the said officer is liable under Sec. 118 of this Act,
or any other law in force.
28. Police officer not to engage in trade, etc. (1) Without the permission of the Commissioner, or the
Inspector-General or Deputy Inspector-General or of the Government, as the case may be, no
Police officer shall engage in trade or be in any way concerned either as principal or as agent in
any dealing in land or in any commercial transaction whatever or bid for property sold by order of
a Criminal Court, or have money transactions with any other Police officer.
(2) No Police officer shall, unless with the written permission of the Inspector-General, hold any
office or practise in any profession or engage in any employment whatever other than his office
or duties as such Police officer.
Explanation. The prohibitions in sub-sections (1) and (2) shall apply when a Police officer is on
leave or under suspension as well as when he is on duty.
29. Certificate, arms, etc. to be delivered up by person ceasing to be a Police officer. (1) Every
person who for any reason ceases to be a Police officer shall forthwith deliver up to the officer
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empowered by the Commissioner or the Deputy Inspector-General, or the Principal of the Police
Training School, or College, or the Superintendent, to whom suc h Police officer is subordinate, to
receive the same his certificate of appointment or of office and the arms, accoutrements, clothing
and other necessaries which have been furnished to him for the performance of duties and
functions connected with his office.
(2) Any Magistrate, and, for special reasons, which shall be recorded in writing at the time, the
Commissioner or the Deputy Inspector-General, or the Principal of the Police Training School,
or College, any Superintendent, Assistant Superintendent, or Deputy Superintendent may issue
a warrant to search for and seize, wherever they may be found, any certificate, arms,
accoutrements, clothing or other necessaries not so delivered up. Every warrant issued shall be
executed in accordance with the provisions of the Code of Criminal Procedure, l898, by a
Police officer, or if the Magistrate, the Commissioner, the Deputy Inspector-General, the
Principal of the Police Training School, or College, the Superintendent, or the Assistant
Superintendent, or Deputy Superintendent, issuing the warrant so directs, by any other person.
(3) Nothing in this section shall be deemed to apply to any article, which, under the orders of the
Inspector-General, or the Commissioner, as the case may be, has become the property of the
person to whom the same was furnished.
30. Occupation of and liability to vacate premises provided for Police officers.
officer occupying any premises provided by the Government for his residence-
(1) Any Police
(a) shall occupy the same subject to such conditions and terms as may, generally or in special
cases, be specified by the Government, and
(b) shall, notwithstanding anything contained in any law for the time being in force, vacate the
same on his ceasing to be a Police officer, or whene ver the Government in this behalf
thinks it necessary and expedient to require him to do so.
(2) if any person who is bound or required under sub-section (1), to vacate any premises fails to do
so, the Government or any officer authorised by it in this behalf may order such person to
vacate the premises and may direct any Police officer with such assistance as may be necessary
to enter upon the premises and remove therefrom any person found therein and to take
possession of the premises and deliver the same to any person specified in the direction.
CHAPTER IV
Police Regulations
31. Power to make orders for regulation of traffic and for representation or order in public places,
etc. (1) The Commissioner and the District Magistrate in areas under their respective charges or
any part thereof, may make, alter or rescind orders not inconsistent with this Act, for(a) licensing and controlling persons offering themselves for employment at quays, wharves
and landing places, bus stands and outside railway stations, for the carriage of passengers'
baggages, and fixing and providing for the enforcement of a scale of charges for the labour
of such persons so employed;
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(b) regulating the conditions under which vehicles may remain standing in streets and public
places, and the use of streets as halting places for vehicles or cattle;
(c) prescribing the number and position of lights to be used on vehicles in streets and the hours
between which such lights shall be used;
(d) licensing, controlling or prohibiting the display of any pictures, advertisements, news
boards or public notices upon a vessel or boat in territorial waters or on inland waterways
other than national waterways;
(e) prescribing certain hours of the day during which animals shall not be driven along the
streets or along certain specified streets, except subject to such regulations as he may
prescribe in that behalf;
(f) regulating the leading, driving, conducting or conveying of any elephant or wild or
dangerous animal through or in any street or public place;
(g) regulating and controlling the manner and mode of conveying timber, scaffold poles,
ladders, iron girders, beams or bars, boilers or other unwieldy articles through the streets,
and the route and hours for such conveyance;
(h) licens ing, controlling, or in order to prevent obstruction, inconvenience, annoyance, risk,
danger or damage to the residents or passengers in the vicinity, prohibiting the carrying in
streets and public places of gunpowder or any other explosive sub stance;
(i) prohibiting except along certain specified streets and during specified hours and subject to
such regulations as he may prescribe in that behalf, the exposure or movement in any street
of persons or animals suffering from contagious or infectious diseases and the carcasses of
animals or parts thereof and the corpses of persons deceased;
(j) prescribing certain hours of the day during which ordure or offensive matter or objects shall
not be taken from or into houses or buildings in certain streets or conveyed through such
streets except subject to such rule as he may make in that behalf;
(k) setting a part places for the slaughtering of animals, the cleaning of carcasses or hides, the
deposit of noxious or offensive matter and for obeying calls of nature;
(l) in cases of existing or apprehended epidemic or infectious disease of men or animals or
birds, the cleanliness and disinfection of premises by the occupier thereof and residents
therein and the segregation and management of the persons or animals deceased or
supposed to be deceased, as may have been directed or approved by the Government with a
view to prevent the disease or to check the spreading thereof;
(m) directing the closing or disuse, wholly or for certain purposes or limiting to certain
purposes only the use of any source, supply or receptacle of water, and providing against
pollution of the same or of the water therein;
(n) licensing, controlling, in order to prevent obstruction, inconvenience, annoyance, risk,
danger or damage to the residents or passengers in the vicinity, prohibiting the playing of
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music, the beating of drums, tom-toms or other instruments and blowing or sounding of
horns or other noisy instruments in or near streets or public places;
(o) regulating the conduct of and behaviour or action of persons, constituting assemblies and
processions on or along the streets and prescribing in the case of processions, the routes by
which the order in which and the times at which the same may pass.
(p) prohibiting the hanging or placing of any cord or pole across a street or part thereof, or the
making of a projection or struc ture so as to obstruct the traffic or the free access of light and
air;
(q) prohibiting, except under such reasonable rules as he may make, the placing of building
materials or other articles or the fastening or detention of any horse or other animals in any
street or public place;
(r) licensing, controlling or, in order to prevent obstruction, inconve nience, annoyance, risk,
danger or damage to the residents or passengers in the vicinity, prohibiting(i) the illumination of streets and public places and the exteriors of building abutting
thereon by persons other than servants of Government or Municipal officers duly
authorised in that behalf;
(ii) the blasting of rock or making excavation in or near streets or public places;
(iii) the using of a loudspeaker in or near any public place or in any place of public
entertainment;
(s) closing certain streets or places temporarily in cases of danger from ruinous buildings or
other cause, with such exceptions as shall appear reasonable;
(t) guarding against injury to person and property in the construction, repair and demolition of
buildings, platforms and other structures from which danger may arise to passengers,
neighbours or the public;
(u) prohibiting the setting fire to or burning any straw or other matter or lighting a bonfire or
wantonly discharging a fire-arm or airgun, or letting off, or throwing a fire-work, or
sending up a fire, balloon or rocket in or upon or within fifty feet of a street or building or
the putting up of any post or other thing on the side of or across a street for the purpose of
affixing thereto lamps or other contrivances for illumination, except subject to such
reasonable rules, as be may make in that behalf;
(v) regulating the hours during which and the manner in which any place for the disposal of the
dead, any Dharmshala, or village gate or other place of public resort may be used so as to
secure the equal and appropria te application of its advantages and accommodation and to
maintain orderly conduct amongst those who resort thereto;
(w) (i) licensing or controlling places of public amusement or entertainment ;
(ii) prohibiting the keeping of places of public amusement or entertainment or assembly,
in order to prevent obstruction, inconvenience, annoyance, risk, danger or damage to
the residents or passengers in the vicinity;
(iii) regulating the means of entrance and exit at places of public amusement or
entertainment or assembly and providing for the maintenance of public safety and the
prevention of disturbance thereat ;
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(x) (i) licensing or controlling with such exceptions as may be specified, the musical, dancing,
mimetic, or theatrical or other performances for public amusement, including melas
and tamashas ;
(ii) regulating in the interest of public order, decency or morality or in the interest of
general public, the employment of artists, and the conduct of the artists and the
audience at such performances;
(iii) prior scrutiny of such performance by a Board appointed by the Government or by an
Advisory Committee appointed by the Commissioner or the District Magistrate in this
behalf;
(iv) regulating the hours during which and the places at which such performances may be
given;
(y) regulating or prohibiting the sale of any ticket or pass for admission, by whatever name
called, to a place of public amusement;
(z) prescribing the procedure in accordance with which any licence or permission fought to be
obtained or required under this Act should be applied for, and fixing the fees to be charged
for any such licence or permission:
Provided that any action taken under the orders made under this sub -section or the grant of a
licence under such orders shall be subject to the control and supervision of the Government.
(2) (i) The power of making, altering or rescinding orders under Cls. 1 (a), (b), (c), (d), (e), ( f), (g),
(h), (i), (j), (k), (l), (m), (n) (o), (p), (q), (r), (s), (t) and (u) and in so far as it relates to any of the
aforesaid matters under Cl. (z)]of sub-section (1) shall be subject to the control of the
Government.
(ii) The power of making, altering or rescinding orders under the remaining clauses of subsection (1) shall be subject to the previous sanction of the Government.
(3) Every order made under Cl. (v) of sub-section (1) with respect to the use of a place for the
disposal of the dead shall be framed with due regard to ordinary and established usages and to
the necessities of prompt disposal of the dead in individual cases.
(4) Every order promulgated under the authority of Cl. (l) of sub-section (1) shall be forthwith
reported to the Government or such authority as the Government may appoint in this behalf.
(5) Any order made under this section in so far as it relates to public health, convenience or safety
of any locality, shall be subject to the provisions of any law relating to municipalities or other
local authorities in force in such locality and any rule, regulatio n or bye-law made under such
law.
(6) The power of making, altering or rescinding orders under this section shall be subject to the
condition of the orders being made, altered or rescinded after previous publication, in
accordance with the provisions of Sec. 28 of the Mysore General Clauses Act, 1899 and every
order made or alteration or rescission of an order made under this section shall be published in
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the official Gazelle and in the locality affected thereby by affixing copies thereof in conspicuous places near to the building, structure, work or place, as the case may be, to which the
same specifically relates or by proclaiming the same by the beating of drums or by advertising
the same in such local newspapers in English or in the local language, as the authority making,
altering or rescinding the order rule may deem fit, or by any two or more of these means or by
any other means it may think suitable:
Provided that any such orders may be made, altered or rescinded without previous publication if
the Commissioner or the District Magistrate, as the case may be, is satisfied that circumstances exist
which render it necessary that such orders or alterations therein or rescission thereof should be brought
into force at once.
(7) Notwithstanding anything hereinbefore contained in this section or which may be contained in
any order made thereunder, it shall always be lawful for the competent authority to refuse a
licence for, or to prohibit, the keeping of any place of public amusement or entertainment by a
person of notoriously bad character.
32. Authorisation of erection of barriers on streets. The Commissioner and the Superintendent in
areas under their respective charges may, wherever in his opinion such action is necessary,
authorise such Police officer as he thinks fit, to erect barriers on any street for the purpose of
stopping temporarily vehicles driven on such street and satisfy himself that the provisions of any
law for the time being in force have not been contravened in respect of any such vehicle or by the
driver thereof, or the person in charge of, such vehicle. The said authority may also make such
orders as it deems fit for regulating the use of such barriers.
33. Power to make rules prohibiting disposal of the dead except at places Set apart.
(1) A
competent authority may from time to time make rules prohibiting the disposal of the dead whether
by cremation, burial or otherwise at places other than those set apart for such purpose:
Provided that no such rules shall be made in respect of any such town or place in which places
have not been so set apart:
Provided further that the competent authority or any officer, authorised by it in this behalf may,
on an application made to it or him by any person, and after consultation with the Health Officer of the
area concerned or other prescribed officer of the Department of Public Health, grant to such person
permission to dispose of the corpse of any deceased person at any place other than a place so set apart,
if in its or his opinion such disposal is not likely to cause obstruction to traffic or disturbance of the
public peace or is not objectionable for any reason.
(2) Any rules made under sub-section (1) shall specify the places set apart for the disposal of dead
of different communities or sections of communities.
(3) All such rules shall be subject to the conditions of previous publication for a period of not less
than two months and shall be made after consultation with the Health Officer of the area
concerned or other prescribed officer of the Department of Public Health.
Explanation. For the purpose of this section, a place set apart for the disposal of the dead means
a place set apart for such purpose under any custom, usage or law for the time being in force.
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34. Power of Commissioner or the Superintendent and of other officer to give direction to the public.
In areas under their respective charges, the Commissioner and subject to his orders, every Police
officer not inferior in rank to a Sub-Inspector, and the Superintendent and subject to his orders any
Police officer not lower than such rank may be specified by the Government in that behalf, may,
from time to time, as occasion may arise, but not so as to contravene any order made under Sec. 31
give all such orders either orally or in writing as may be necessary to(a) direct the conduct of, and behaviour or action of persons constituting processions or
assemblies on or along the streets;
(b) prescribe the routes by which and the times at which any such processions mayor may not
pass;
(c) prevent obstructions on the occasion of all processions and assemblies and in the
neighbourhood of all places of worship during the time of worship and in all cases when
any street or public place or place of public resort may be thronged or liable to be
obstructed ;
(d) keep order on and in all streets, quay, wharves and at and within public bathing, washing
and landing places, fairs, temples and all other places of public resort;
(e) regulate and control the playing of music or singing, or the beating of drums, tom-toms and
other instruments and the blowing or sounding of horns or other noisy instruments in or
near any street or public place;
(f) regulate and control the use or loudspeaker in or near any public place or in any place of
public entertainment;
(g) make reasonable orders subordinate to and in furtherance of any order made by a competent
authority under Secs. 31, 33, 35 to 39, 41 and 43 of this Act.
35. Power to prohibit certain acts for prevention of disorder. (1) The Commissioner and the District
Magistrate in areas under their respective charges may, whenever and for such time as he shall
consider, necessary for the preservation of public peace or public safety, by a notification publicly
promulgated or addressed to individuals prohibit at any city, town, village or place or in the
vicinity of any such city, town, village or place(a) the carrying of arms, cudgels, swords, spears, bludgeon, guns, knives, sticks, or lathis, or
any other article which is capable of being used for causing physical violence,
(b) the carrying of any corrosive substance or of explosives,
(c) the carrying, collection and preparation of stones or other missiles or instruments or means
of casting or impelling missiles,
(d) the exhibition of persons or the corpses or figures or effigies thereof,
(e) the public utterance of cries, singing of songs, playing of music, delivery of harangues, the
use of gestures or mimetic representations, and the preparation, exhibition or dissemination
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of pictures, symbols, placards or any other object or thing, which may in the opinion of
such authority, offend against decency or morality to affect public order or undermine the
security of, or tend to overthrow, the State or incite to the commission of an offence.
(2) If any person goes armed with any such article or carries any corrosive substance or explosive
or missile in contravention of such prohibition, he shall be liable to be disarmed or the
corrosive substance or explosive or missile shall be liable to be seized from him by any Police
officer, and the article, corrosive substance, explosive or missile so seized shall be forfeited to
Government.
(3) The authority empowered under sub-section (1), may also by order in writing prohibit any
assembly or procession whenever and, for so long as it considers such prohibition to be
necessary, for the preservation of the public order:
Provided that no such prohibition shall remain in force for more than fifteen day without the
sanction of the Government.
(4) The authority empowered under sub-section (1) may also by public notice temporarily reserve
for any public purpose any street or public place and prohibit persons from entering the area so
reserved, except under such conditions as may be prescribed by such authority.
36. Power to prohibit, etc. continuance of music, sound or noise. (1) If the Commissioner, the
Superintendent, Assistant Superintendent or Deputy Superintendent or any Magistrate of the first
class having jurisdiction in any area to which the Government has, by notification in the official
Gazette extended the provisions of this section, is satisfied from the reports of an officer in-charge
of a Police station, or other information received by him that it is necessary to do so in order to
prevent annoyance, disturbance, discomfort or injury or risk to the public or to any persons who
dwell or occupy property in the vicinity, he may, by a written order issue such direction as he may
consider necessary to any person for preventing, prohibiting, controlling or regulating(a) the incidence or continuance in or upon any premises of(i) any vocal or instrumental music,
(ii) sounds caused by the playing, beating, clashing, blowing or use in any manner
whatsoever of any instrument, appliance or apparatus or contrivance which is capable of
producing or reproducing sound, or
(b) the carrying on, in or upon, any premises of any trade, avocation or operation resulting in or
attended with noise.
(2) The authority empowered under sub-section (1) may, either on its own motion or on the
application of any person aggrieved by an order made under sub-section (1), either rescind,
modify or alter any such order:
Provided that before any such application is disposed of, the said autho rity shall afford the
applicant an opportunity of appearing be fort it either in person or by legal practitioner and showing
cause against the order and shall if it rejects any such application either wholly or in part record its
reasons for such rejection 37. Licensing use of loudspeakers, etc. (1) Subject to the provisions of Sec. 36 and of any orders
made under Sec. 31, no person shall use or operate-
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(i) in or upon any premises any loudspeaker or other apparatus for amplifying any musical or
other sound, at such pitch or volume as to be audible beyond fifty feet from such premises;
(ii) in any open space any loudspeaker or other apparatus for amplifying any musical or other
sound, at such pitch or volume as to be audible beyond two hundred feet from the place at
which the musical or other sound is produced or reproduced, except under and in
accordance with the conditions of a licence granted by the Superintendent or in such local
area by such other officer as the State Government may, by notificatio n in the official
Gazette, specify in this behalf.
(2) The provisions of sub-section (1) shall be applicable to such area from such date as the
Government may, by notification in the official Gazelle specify on the application of subsection (1) to any area, no local authority shall notwithstanding anything contained in any other
law, be competent to grant licence for the use of loudspeakers or other apparatus for amplifying
any musical or other sound.
38. Issue of orders for prevention of riot, etc. (1) In order to prevent or suppress any riot or grave
disturbance of peace, the Commissioner or in his absence and subject to his control the Deputy
Commissioner of Police and the Superintendent, within the areas under their respective charges,
may temporarily close, or take possession of any building or place and may exclude all or any
persons therefrom, or may allow access thereto to such persons only and on such terms as he shall
deem expedient. All persons concerned shall be bound to conduct themselves in accordance with
such orders as the autho rity making orders may make and notify in exercise of the authority here
by vested in it.
(2) If the lawful occupier of such building or place suffers substantial loss or injury by reason of
the action taken under sub-section (1), he shall be entitled, on application made to the authority
concerned within one month from the date of such action to receive reasonable compensation
for such loss or injury, unless such action was in the opinion of such authority rendered
necessary either by the use to which such building or place was put or intended to be put or by
the misconduct of persons having access thereto.
(3) In the event of any dispute in any case under sub-section (2), as to the amount (if any) to be
paid, and as to the person to whom it is to be paid such dispute shall be decided by the judicial
officer exercising powers and performing the functions of a Magistrate of the first class.
39. Issue of orders for maintenance of order at ceremonials, etc. (1) In any case of an actual or
intended religious or ceremonial or corporate display or exhibition or organised assemblage in any
street or public place, as to which or the conduct of or participation in which it shall appear to a
competent authority that a dispute or contention exists which is likely to lead to grave disturbance
of the peace, such authority may give such orders as to the conduct of the persons concerned
towards each other and towards the public as it shall deem necessary and reasonable under the
circumstances regard being bad to be apparent legal rights and to any established practice of the
parties and of the persons interested. Every such order shall be published in the town or place
wherein it is to operate and all persons concerned shall be bound to conform to the same.
(2) Any order under sub-section (1) shall be subject to a decree, injunc tion or order made by a
Court having jurisdiction, and shall be recalled or altered on its being made to appear to the
authority making the order tha t such order is inconsistent with a judgment, decree, injunction or
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order of such Court, on the complaint, suit or an application of any person interested, as to the
rights and duties of any person affected by the order aforesaid.
40. Police to provide against disorder, etc., at places of amusement and public meetings. (1) For the
purpose of preventing serious disorder or breach of the law or manifest and imminent danger to the
persons assembled at any public place of amusement or at an assembly or meeting to which the
public are invited or which is open to the public, the senior Police officer of highest rank superior
to that of constable, present at such place of amusement or such assembly or meeting may, subject
to such rules and orders as may have been lawfully made, give such reasonable directions as to the
mode of admission of the public to, and for securing the peaceful and lawful conduct of the
proceedings and the maintenance of the public safety at such place of amusement or such assembly
or meeting, as he thinks necessary and all persons shall be bound to conform to every such
reasonable direction.
41. Discrimination of use of premises by security persons- On complaint being made to the
Commissioner, District Magistrate or Sub-Divisional Magistrate that any house in a city, town or
village in his jurisdiction to which the Government has by notification in the official Gazette
extended this section, is used as a common lodging house, place of resort for disorderly persons of
any description, to the annoyance of the inhabitants of the vicinity the said Commissioner or
Magistrate may summon the owner or tenant of the house to answer the complaint and on being
satisfied that the house is so used may order the owner or tenant of the house so used, within a
reasonable period, which shall be set forth in the order, to discontinue such use of it.
42. Special measures to prevent outbreak of epidemic disease at fair, etc. (1) Whenever it shall
appear to the Commissioner of District Magistrate that any place in the areas under their respective
charges, at which, on account of pilgrimage, fair, or other such occurrence, large bodies of persons
have assembled or are likely to assemble is visited or will probably be visited with an outbreak of
any epidemic disease, he may take such special measures and may, by public notice, and after
consultation with the Health Officer of the area concerned or other prescribed officer of the
Department of Public Health, prescribe such regulations to be observed by the residents of the said
place and by persons present thereat or repairing thereto or returning therefrom, as he shall deem
necessary to prevent the outbreak of such disease or the spread thereof.
(2) It shall be lawful for the District Magistrate on the requisition of the Commissioner or
Superintendent to assess and levy such reasonable fees on persons falling under the provisions
of sub-section (1) as will provide for the expenses of the arrangements for sanitation and the
preservation of order at and about the place of assemblage,
(3) When the place of assemblage is within the limits of an area under the jurisdiction of a
municipal body such sums as shall be necessary for the purpose aforesaid may be recovered
from the municipal body.
43. Destruction of stray dogs. (1) The Commissioner and the Superintendent in areas under their
respective charges may, from time to time by public notice, and after consultation with the Health
Officer or, the area concerned or other prescribed officer of the Department of Pub lic Health,
proclaim that any stray dogs found during such period as may be specified in the said notice,
wandering in the streets or in any public place may be destroyed, and any dog so found within such
period may be destroyed accordingly.
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(2) The authority empowered under sub-section (1) may, by public notice, require that every dog,
while in any street or public place and not led by some person, shall be muzzled in such a
manner as effectually to prevent it from biting while not obstructing its breathing or drinking
and the Police may, so long as such notice remains in force, destroy, or take possession of and
detain, any dog found loose without muzzle in any street or place beyond the premises of the
owner thereof:
Provided that any dog so found wearing a collar on which an apparently genuine name and
address of an owner is inscribed, shall not, unless it is rabid, be forthwith destroyed, but information of
the detention forthwith be sent by post or otherwise to such owner.
(3) Any dog which has been detained under sub-section (2) for a period of three clear days without
the owner providing a muzzle and paying all expenses connected with such detention, may be
destroyed or sold with the sanction and under the orders of the competent authority.
(4) The proceeds of the sale of any dog under sub-section (3) shall be applied, as far as may be, in
discharge of the expenses incurred in connection with its detention, and the balance, if any,
shall form part of the Consolidated Fund of the State.
(5) Any expenses incurred in connection with the destruction or detention of any dog under this
section shall, subject to the provisions of sub- section (4), be recoverable from the owner thereof
upon a warrant issued by the competent authority as if it were a warrant issued under Sec. 586
of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1898.
44. Destruction of suffering or unfit animals. (l) Any Police officer, who, in any street or public
place other than a place of worship, finds any animal other than a bull or cow so diseased, or so
severely injured, and in such a physical condition that in his opinion it cannot without cruelty be
removed, shall if the owner is absent or refuses to consent to the destruction of the animal, at once
summon the Veterinary Officer in charge of the area in which the animal is found, and, if the
Veterinary Officer certifies that the animal is mortally injured or so severely injured or so diseased,
or in such a physical condition that it is cruel to keep it alive, the Police officer, may without the
consent of the owner, destroy the animal or cause it to be destroyed:
Provided that if in the opinion of the Veterinary Officer the animal can be removed from the place
where it is found without causing it great suffering and if the owner or person in charge of the animal
or in their absence any other person on the spot is willing and offers to remove the animal to a
Veterinary Hospital or pinjrapol within such time as the Veterinary Officer considers reasonable, the
Veterinary Officer shall allow the animal to be removed by such owner, person in charge of the
animal, or such other person; and if the owner or person in charge of the animal or such other person is
unwilling or fails so to remove the animal, the Veterinary Officer may direct be Police officer to
remove the animal before it is destroyed from the place where it is found to such other place as be may
think fit :
Provided further that when the animal is destroyed in any street or public place it shall, as far as
possible, be screened from the public gaze while is being destroyed:
Provided also that before destroying or causing to be destroyed any diseased animal in any place,
the Health Officer of the area concerned or other prescribed officer of the Department of Public Health
shall be consulted.
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(2) The Government may appoint such persons as it thinks fit to be veterinary Officers and may
declare the areas of which they shall be in charge or the purposes of this Act.
45. Powers under this Chapter to be exercised by Superintendent subject the control of District
Magistrate and by Commissioner and District Magistrate
CHAPTER V
Special measures for maintenance of Public Order and
Safety of State
Employment of Additional Police, Recovery of cost thereof and of riot compensation,
its assessment and recovery
46. Employment of Additional Police on application of a person. (1) The Commissioner or the
Superintendent may, on the application of any person, depute any additional number of Police to
keep the peace, to preserve order or to enforce any of the provisions of this or any other Act in
respect of any particular class or classes of offences or to perform any other Police duties at any
place in the area under his charge.
(2) Such additional Police shall be employed at the cost of the person making the application but
shall be subject to the orders of the police autho rities and shall be employed for such period as
the appointing authority thinks fit.
(3) If the person upon whose application such additional police are employed shall at any time
make a written requisition to the appointing authority to which the application for the
employment of additional Police was made, for the withdrawal of the said Police, he shall be
relieved from the cost thereof at the expiration of such period not exceeding one month from
the date of the delivery of such requisition, as the Government or the appointing authority as
the case may be, shall determine.
47. Employment of additional Police at large works and when apprehension regarding behaviour of
employees exists. (l) Whenever it appears to the Government or a competent authority that(a) any large work which is being carried on or any public amusement which is being
conducted is likely to impede the traffic or to attract a large number of people, or
(b) that the behaviour or a reasonable apprehension of the behaviour of the persons employed
on any railway, canal, or other public work, or in or upon any manufactory or other
commercial concern under construction or in operation at any place necessitates the
employment of additional Police at such place, the Government or the competent authority
may depute such additional Police to the said place as it shall think fit and keep the said
Police employed at such place for so long as such necessity shall appear to it to continue.
(2) Such additional Police shall be employed at the cost of the person by whom the work,
amusement, manufactory or concern is being constructed, conducted or carried on and the said
person shall pay the cost therefor at such rates and at such times as the Government or the
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competent authority, as the case may be, shall from time to time, require.
48. Recovery of cost of additional Police employed under Sec. 46 and 47. In case of any dispute
under Sec. 46, or 47, the decision of the District Magistrate shall be conclusive as to the amount to
be paid and as to the person by whom it is to be paid and the, sum so ascertained may, on the
requisition of the District Magistrate be recovered by the Deputy Commissioner of the Revenue
Districts as if it were an arrear of land revenue due by the person found to be answerable therefor.
49. Employment of additional Police in cases of danger to public place. (1) If in the opinion of the
Government any area is in a disturbed or dangerous condition or in which the conduct of the
inhabitants or of any particular section of the inhabitants renders it expedient temporarily to
employ additional Police, it may by notification, in the official Gazette, specify(a) the area (hereinafter called “the disturbance area”) in which the additional Police is to be
employed,
(b) the period for which the additional Police is to be employed:
Provided that the period fixed under Cl. (b) may be extended by the Government from time to
time, if in its opinion, it is necessary to do so in the general interest of the public. The cost of the
additional Police shall be a tax imposed under this section and shall be recovered in the manner
prescribed in le succeeding sub-sections.
(2) The decision of the Government under Cls. (a) and (b) of sub-section (1) shall be final.
(3) On the issue of such notification, the Government may require,(a) in any disturbance area which is within the jurisdiction of a municipal body, the municipal
body, the Deputy Commissioner of the Revenue District or any other authority,
(b) in any disturbance area which is outside the area specified in Cl. (a), the Deputy
Commissioner of the Revenue District or any other authority, recover, whether in whole or
in part, the cost of such additional Police generally from all persons who are inhabitants of
the disturbance area or specially from any particular section or sections, or class or classes
of such persons, and in such proportion as the Government may direct:
Provided that where the municipal body is directed to recover such cost, additional sum not
exceeding three percent of the amount of such cost will also be recoverable.
(4) (i) The Government may require the municipal body to recover such amount and the additional
sum by an addition to the general or property tax which shall be imposed and levied in all or
such of the municipal divisions, sub-divisions or sections thereof, as the Government may
direct. Every addition to the general or property tax imposed under this sub-section shall be
recovered by the municipal body from each person liable therefor, in the same manner as the
general or property tax due from him.
The provisions of the relevant municipal Act shall apply to any such addition as if it were part of
the general or property tax levied under this Act. Such addition shall be a charge along with the general
or property tax, on the properties, in such municipal divisions or sub-divisions or sections.
(ii) The Government may also require the municipal body to recover suc h cost and the
additional sum from each person liable therefor under sub-section (1) in such manner as the
Government may direct.
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(iii) Where the municipal body makes default in imposing and levying any such tax or in
making such recovery, the Government may direct the Deputy Commissioner of the
Revenue District to impose and levy such tax or to make such recovery.
(5) Every amount recoverable by the Deputy Commissioner of the Revenue District or other
authority under this section shall be recoverable as if it were an arrear of land revenue due by
the person liable therefor.
(6) It shall be lawful for the Government by order to exempt and person from liability to bear any
portion of the cost of such additional Police.
(7) It shall be lawful for the Gove rnment to extend the period for the payment of the cost imposed
under this section, for the term not exceeding five years beyond the period for which such
additional Police are actually employed.
(8) Out of the total amount recovered by the municipal body under sub-section (4) or (5) whether
before or after the coming into force of this Act, the amount of the cost shall be paid to the
Government and the balance, if any, shall be credited to the Municipal Fund constituted under
the relevant Municipal Act. Such amount of cost shall be paid to the Government every three
months.
Explanation. In this section the expression “inhabitants” when used with reference to any area
includes persons who themselves or by their agents or servants occupy or hold land or other
immovable property within such area and landlords who themselves or by their agents or servants
collect rent from holders or occupiers of land in such area notwithstanding that they do not actually
reside therein.
50. Compensation for injury caused by unlawful assembly, how recoverable. (l) When any loss or
damage is caused to any property, or when death results or grievous hurt is caused to any person or
persons, by anything done in the prosecution of the common object of an unlawful assembly, the
Government may, by notification in the official Gazette, specify(a) the area (hereinafter called “the disturbance area”) in which in its opinion such unlawful
assembly was held; and
(b) the date on which or the period during which such unlawful assembly was held.
(2) The decision of the Government under Cls. (a) and (b) of sub-section (1) shall be final.
(3) On the issue of a notification under sub-section (1), the District Magistrate may, after such
inquiry as be deems necessary, determine the amount of the compensation which, in his opinion
should be paid to any person or persons in respect of the loss or damage or death or grievous
hurt aforesaid. The amount of compensation shall be a tax imposed under this section and shall
be recovered in the manner prescribed in the succeeding sub -sections.
(4) The District Magistrate may require(a) in any disturbance area, which is within the jurisdiction of municipal body, the municipal
body, the Deputy Commissioner of the Revenue District or any other authority,
(b) in any disturbance area which is outside the area specified in Cl. (a), the Deputy
Commissioner of the Revenue District or any other authority,
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to recover the amount (hereinafter called “the compensation amount”) as determined under sub-section
(3) either in whole or in part, and where the municipal body is required to recover such amount, an
additional sum not exceeding three per cent of the compensation amount (hereinafter referred to as “the
municipal recovery cost”) generally from all persons who were inhabitants of the disturbance area or
specially from any particular section or sections, or class or classes of such persons in the said area,
and in such proportion as the District Magistrate may direct(5) (i) The District Magistrate may require the municipal body concerned to recover the
compensation amount and the municipal recovery cost by an addition to the general or property
tax which shall be imposed and levied in the disturbance area. Every addition to the general or
property tax imposed under this sub -section shall be recovered by the municipal body
concerned from each person liable therefor in the same manner as the general or property tax
due from him. The provisions of the relevant Municipal Act shall apply to any such addition as
if it were part of the General or property tax levied under the relevant Municipal Act. Such
addition shall be a charge along with the general or property tax on the properties in the area
aforesaid.
(ii) The District Magistrate may also require the municipal body concerned to recover the
compensation amount and the municipal recovery cost from each person liable therefor
under sub-section (4) in such manner as be may direct.
(6) Where a municipal body makes a default in imposing and levying any such tax or in making
any such recovery, the Government may direct Deputy Commissioner of the Revenue District
to impose and levy such tax or to make such recovery.
(7) Every amount recoverable by the Deputy Commissioner of Revenue District or other authority
under this section, shall be recoverable as if it were an arrear of land revenue.
(8) Out of the total amount recovered by the municipal body under sub-section (5) or (6), the
proportionate amount of the municipal recovery cost shall be deducted from and the amount not
exceeding the compensation amount determined by the District Magistrate under sub-section
(3), shall be paid to him for the payment of compensation to the persons entitled thereto and the
balance, if any, shall be credited to the Municipal Fund constituted under the relevant
Municipal Act. Such amount shall be paid to the District Magistrate, every three months.
(9) It shall be lawful for the District Magistrate, by order to exempt any person from liability to pay
any portion of the compensatio n amount.
(10) The Government may, (a) on its own motion, or (b) on an application made by a person within
a period of thirty days from the date of the order of a District Magistrate, granting or refusing to
grant an exemption thereunder, set aside or modify such order.
Explanation. In this section the expression “inhabitants” when used with reference to any
disturbance area includes persons who themselves or by their agents or servants occupy or hold land or
other immovable property within such area and landlords who themselves or by their agents or
servants collect rent from holders or occupiers of land in such area, notwithstanding that they do not
actually reside therein.
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51. District Magistrate to award or to apportion compensation among persons. (1) It shall be lawful
for the District Magistrate to award or apportion all or any moneys recovered as compensation
under sub-sections (3) to (8) of Sec. 50, to any person or among all or any persons whom he
considers entitled to compensation in respect of the loss or damage or death or grievous hurt
aforesaid.
(2) No compensation shall be awarded under this section except upon a claim made within fortyfive days from the date of the notification issued by the Government under sub-section (1) of
Sec. 50 and unless the District Magistrate is satisfied that the person claiming compensation or
where such claim is made in respect of the death of any person, that person also has himself
been free from blame in connection with the occurrences which led to the loss, damage, death
or grievous hurt as aforesaid.
(3) The compensation payable to any person under Sec. 50 in respect of death or grievous hurt shall
not, in any way, be capable of being assigned or charged or be liable to attachment or to pass to
any person other than the person entitled to it by operation of law, nor shall any claim be set off
against the same.
(4) Every direction and order made by the District Magistrate under this or the preceding section
shall be subject to revision by the Government, but save as aforesaid shall be final.
(5) No civil suit shall be maintainable against the Government or any officer of the Government in
respect of any loss or injury for which compensation has been granted under this section.
52. District Magistrate to discharge functions under orders of Government. The District Magistrate
shall discharge his functions under Secs. 50 and 51 subject to any general or special orders of the
Government in this behalf.
53. Proportionate recovery of the cost of additional Police and compensation for loss caused by
unlawful assembly. (l) Notwithstanding anything contained in any law in force relating to houserent and accommodation control, where under the provisions of Sec. 49 or 50, the municipal body
or the Deputy Commissioner of the Revenue District, as the case may be, is required to recover the
cost of the additional Police, including the additional sum referred to in sub-section (4) of Sec. 49
(hereinafter called “the additional cost”) or the compensation amount and the municipal recovery
cost (hereinafter called the “riot tax”) by an addition to the general or property tax, the landlord,
from whom any portion of the additional cost or the riot tax is recovered, in respect of any
premises shall be entitled to recover seventy-five per cent of such portion from the tenant in the
occupation of the premises during the period fixed under sub-section (1) of Sec. 49 or on the date
or during the greater part of the period specified under Cl. (b) of sub-section (1) of Sec. 50 as the
case may be, in the manner specified in sub-section (2).
(2) The amount referred to in sub-section (1) and to be recovered from a tenant referred to therein
shall bear the same proportion as the rent payable by him in respect of the premises in his
occupation bears to the total amount of rent recoverable for the whole premises if left, and the
same shall be recoverable in not less than four equal installments.
II. Dispersal of gangs and removal of persons convicted of certain offences.
54. Dispersal of gangs and bodies of persons.
Whenever it shall appear in the City of Bangalore and
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other areas for which a Commissioner is appointed under Sec. 7 to the Commissioner, and in a
district to the District Magistrate, the Magistrate or the Superintendent specially empowered by the
Government in this behalf, that the movement by encampment of any gang or body of persons in
the area in his charge is causing or is calculated to cause danger or alarm or reasonable suspicion
that unlawful designs are entertained by such gang or body or by members thereof, such officer
may, by notification, addressed to the person appearing to be the leaders or chief men of such gang
or body and published by beat of drum or otherwise as such officer thinks fit, direct the members
of such gang or body so to conduct themselves as shall seem necessary in order to prevent violence
and alarm or to disperse and each of them to remove himself outside the area within the local limits
of his jurisdiction or such area and any district or districts, or any part thereof, contiguous thereto
within such time as such officer shall specify, and not to enter the area or the areas and such
contiguous districts, or part thereof, as the case may be, or return to the place from which each of
them was directed to remove himself.
55. Removal of persons about to commit offences. Whenever it shall appear in the City of Bangalore
and other areas for which a Commissioner has been appointed under Sec. 7, to the Commissioner,
and in other area or areas to which the Government may, by notification in the official Gazette,
extend the provision of this section, to the District Magistrate, or the Sub-Divisional Magistrate
having jurisdiction and specially empowered by the Government in that behalf,(a) that the movements or acts of any person are causing or calculated to cause alarm, danger or
harm to person or property, or
(b) that there are reasonable grounds for believing that such person is engaged or is about to be
engaged in the commission of an offence involving force or violence or an offence
punishable under Chapter XII, XVI or XVII of the Indian Penal Code, or in the abetment of
any such offence, and when in the opinion of such officer witnesses are not willing to come
forward to give evidence in public against such person by reason of apprehension on their
part as regards the safety of their person or property, or
(c) that an outbreak of epidemic disease is likely to result from the continued residence of an
immigrant, the said officer may, by an order in writing duty served on him, or by beat of
drum or otherwise as he thinks fit, direct such person or immigrant so to conduct himself as
shall seem necessary in order to prevent violence and alarm or the outbreak or spread of
such disease or to remove himself outside the area within the local limits of his jurisdiction
or such area and any district or districts or any part thereof contiguous thereto by such route
and within such time as the said officer may specify and not to enter, or return to the said
place from which he was directed to remove himself.
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56. Removal of persons convicted of certain offences. If a person has been convicted at and time
either before or after the commencement of this Act(a) of an offence under Chapter XII, XVI or XVII of the Indian Penal Code (Central Act 45 of
1860) ; or
(b) of an offence under Sec. 6 or 13 of the Mysore Mines Act, 1906 (Mysore Act 4 of 1906) ;
or
(c) of an offence under Sec. 86 of the Karnataka Forest Act, 1963 (Karnataka Act 5 of 19 4) ; or
(d) twice of an offence under Sec. 19 of the Mysore Prohibition of Beggary Act, 1944 (Mysore
Subs by Kant Act 18 of 1975, Sec. 5 (wef 3-5-1975).
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Act 33 of 1944) or any other corresponding law in force in any area of the State; or
(e) twice of an offence under the Suppression of Immoral Traffic in Women and Girls Act,
1956 (Central Act 104 of 1956); or
(f) twice of an offence under the Untouchability (Offences) Act, 1955 (Central Act 22 of 1955);
or
(g) thrice of an offence within a period of three years, under Sec. 78, 79 or 80 of this Act; or
(h) thrice of an offence within a period of three years under Sec 32, 34, 37 or 38-A of the
Karnataka Excise Act, 1965 (Karnataka Act 21 of 1966),
the Commissioner, the District Magistrate, or any Sub-Divisional Magistrate specially empowered by
the Government in this behalf, if he has reason to believe that such person is likely again to engage
himself in the commission of an offence similar to that for which he was convicted, may direct such
person to remove himself outside the area within the local limits of his jurisdiction of such area and
any district or, districts or soy part thereof contiguous thereto, by such route and within such time as
the said officer may specify and not to enter or return to the place from which he was directed to
remove himself.
Explanation. For the purpose of this section “an offence similar to that for which a person was
convicted” shall mean(i) in the case of a person convicted of an offence mentioned in Cl. (a), an offence falling
under any of the chapters of Indian Penal Code mentioned in that clause; and
(ii) in the case of a person convicted of an offence mentioned in Cls. (e) and (f), an offence
falling under, the provisions of the Acts mentioned respectively in the said clauses.]
57. Period of operation of orders under Sec. 54, 55 or 56. A direction under Sec. 54, 55 or 56 not to
enter any particular area or such area and district or districts or any part thereof, contiguous thereto
shall be for period as may be specified therein and shall in no case exceed a period of ears from the
date on which it was made.
58. Hearing to be given before an order is passed under Sec. 54, 55, or 56. (1) Before an order
under Sec. 54, 55 or 56 is passed against any person, officer acting under any of the said sections or
any officer above the rank of Inspector authorised by that officer shall inform the person in writing
of general nature of the material allegations against him and give him a lable opportunity of
tendering an explanation regarding them. If such person makes an application for the examination
of any witness, produced by the authority or officer concerned shall grant such application and
such witness, unless for reasons to be recorded in writing the autho rised officer is of opinion that
such application is made for the purpose or delay. Any written statement put in by such person
shall be with the record of the case. Such person shall be entitled to appear the officer proceeding
under this section by a legal practitioner for the ses of tendering his explanation and examining the
witnesses produced.
(2) The authority or officer proceeding under sub-section (1) may, for the se of securing the
attendance of any person against whom any order issued to be made under Sec. 54, 55 or 56
require such person to appear and furnish a security bond with or without sureties for such
attendance during enquiry. If the person fails to furnish the security bond as required or to
appear before the officer or authority during the inquiry, it shall be to the officer or authority to
proceed with the inquiry and thereupon order as was proposed to be passed against him may be
passed.
59. Appeal. Any person aggrieved by an order made under Sec. 54, 55 may appeal to the Government
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within thirty days from the date of such
60. Finality of orders. Any order passed under Sec. 54, 55 or 56 or by government under Sec. 59
shall not be called in question in any court on the ground that the authority making the order or any
officer autho rity it bad not followed the procedure laid down in sub-section (1) of Sec. that there
was no material before the authority concerned upon which it have based its order or on the ground
that the said authority was not in opinion that witnesses were unwilling to come forward to give
evidence against the person in respect of whom an order was made under 5.
61. Procedure on failure of person to leave the area and his entry therein removal. If a person to
whom a direction has been issued under Sec. 54, 56 to remove himself from an area(i) fails to remove himself as directed;
(ii) having so removed himself, except with the permission in writing of the authority making
the order, enters the area within the period specified in the order, the authority concerned
may cause him to be arrested and removed in police custody to such place outside the area
as the said authority may in each case direct.
62. Temporary permission to enter or return to the area from which a person was directed to remove
himself. (1) The Government may, by order, permit any person in respect of whom an order has
been made under Sec, 54, 55 or 56 to enter or return for a temporary period to the area or such area
and any district or districts or any part thereof, contiguous thereto from which he was directed to
remove himself subject to such conditions as it may, by general or special order, specify and which
such person accepts, and may, at any time, revoke any such permission.
(2) In permitting a person under sub-section (1) to enter or return to the area or such area and any
district or districts or any part thereof, contiguous thereto from which he was directed to
remove himself, the Government may require him to enter into a bond with or without surety
for the observance of the conditions imposed.
(3) Any person permitted under sub-section (1) to enter or return to the area or such area and any
district or districts or any part thereof, contiguous thereto, from which he was directed to
remove himself, shall surrender himself at the time and place and to the authority specified in
the order or in the order revoking the said order, as the case may be.
63. Powers of Government or of officers specially empowered to extern. (1) The Government or any
officer specially empowered by the Government in that behalf, may, in like circumstances and in
like manner, exercise the powers exercisable, in the City of Bangalore by the Commissioner and in
a district by the District Magistrate, Sub-Divisional Magistrate or Superintendent of Police
specially empowered by the Government in that behalf, as the case may be, under Sec. 54, 55 or 56
with this modification that it shall be lawful for the Government or the officer specially empowered
to direct the members of such gang or body or persons or immigrants or persons convicted, as the
case may be, to remove themselves from and not to enter or return to, any local area, or any such
area and any districts or part thereof whether contiguous thereto or not.
(2) The provisions of Sees. 57, 58, 59, 60, 61 and 62 shall mutatis mutandis apply to the exercise of
any powers under this section, as they apply to the exercise of any powers under Sec. 54, 55 or
56.
III. Control of Camps, Parades, etc, and use of
certain Uniforms
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64. Control of camps, parades, etc. and banning use of uniforms. etc. (1) If the Government is
satisfied that it is necessary in the interest of the maintenance of public order so to do, it may, by
general or special order, prohibit or restrict throughout the State of Mysore or any part thereof all
meetings and assemblies of persons for the purpose of training or drilling themselves or being
trained or drilled to the use of arms, or for the purpose of practicing military exercises, movements
or evolutions, or for the purpose aforesaid of, mending or holding or taking any part in any camp,
parade or procession.
(2) If the Government is satisfied that the wearing in public by any members of the body or
association or organisation to be specified in the order to be issued hereunder of any dress or
article of apparel resembling any uniform or part of uniform required to be worn by a member
of the Armed Forces of the Union or by a member of the Police Force or of any force
constituted under any law for the time being in force, would be likely to prejudice the security
of the State or the maintenance of public order, the Government may. by general or special
order, prohibit or restrict the wearing, or display in public, of any such dress or article of
apparel by any member of such body or association or organisation.
(3) Every general or special order under sub-sections (1) and (2) shall be published in the manner
prescribed for the publication of a public notice under Sec. 172.
Explanation. For the purposes of sub-section (2), a dress or an article of apparel shall be deemed
to be worn or displayed in public if it is worn or displayed in any place to which the public have
access.
CHAPTER VI
Executive Powers and Duties of the Police
65. Duties of a Police officer. It shall be the duty of every Police officer(a) promptly to serve every summons and obey and execute every warrant or other order
lawfully issued to him by competent authority, and to endeavour by all lawful means to
give effect to the lawful commands of his superior;
(b) to the best of his ability to obtain intelligence concerning the commission of cognizable
offences or designs to commit such offences;
(c) to lay such information and take such other steps, consistent with law and with the orders of
his superiors, as shall be best calcula ted to bring offenders to justice;
(d) to preve nt the commission of offences;
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(e) to prevent to the best of his ability the commission of public nuisances;
(f) to apprehend without unreasonable delay all persons whom he is legally authorised to
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Ins by Kant Act 18 of 1975, Sec. 6 (wef 3-5-1975).
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apprehend and for whose apprehension there is sufficient reason;
(g) to aid another Police officer when called on by him or in case of need in the discharge of his
duty, in such ways as would be lawful and reasonable on the part of the officer aided;
(h) to discharge such duties as are imposed upon him by any law for the time being in force.
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[(i) to communicate without delay to the appropriate officer of a local authority any
information which he receives of the design to commit or of the commission of any
offence under the relevant law constituting such local authority or under any rule, byelaw or regulation made under such law;
(ii) to assist any officer or servant of a local authority or any person to whom the powers of
such officer or servant has been lawfully delegated, reasonably demanding his aid for
the lawful exercise of any power vesting in such officer or servant of the local authority,
or such person, under the relevant law, constituting such local authority or under any
rule, bye- law or regulation made under such law.]
66. Power to enter places of public resort. Every Police officer may, subject to the rules and orders
made by the Government or by a person lawfully authorised enter for any of the purposes referred
to in Sec. 65 without a warrant and inspect any place of public resort which he has reason to
believe is used at; a shop for the sale of liquor or intoxicating drugs or a place of resort of loose and
disorderly characters.
67. Power to search suspected persons in a street. When in a street or a place of public resort a
person has possession or apparent possession of any article which a Police officer in good faith
suspects to be stolen property, such Police officer may search or examine the same and may require
an account thereof, and, should the account given by the possessor be manifestly false or
suspicious, may seize such article and report the facts to a Magistrate who shall thereon proceed
according to Secs. 523 and 526 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1898, or any other law in force.
68 Duties of Police Officers towards the public. It shall be the duty of every Police officer(a) to afford every assistance within his power to disabled or helpless persons in the streets, and
to take charge of intoxicated persons and of lunatics at large who appear dangerous or
incapable of taking care of themselves;
(b) to take prompt measures to procure necessary help for any person under arrest or in
custody, who is wounded or sick and whilst guarding or conducting any such person, to
have due regard to his condition;
(c) to arrange for the proper sustenance and shelter of every person who is under arrest or in
custody ;
(d) in conducting searches, to refrain from needless rudeness and the causing of unnecessary
annoyance;
(e) in dealing with women and children to act with strict regard to decency and with reasonable
gentleness;
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(f) to use his best endeavour to prevent any loss or damage by fire;
(g) to use his best endeavour to avert any accident or danger to the public.
69. Police to regulate traffic, etc., in streets. It shall be the duty of a Police officer(a) to regulate and control the traffic in the streets, to prevent obstructions therein and, to the
best of his ability, to prevent the infraction of any rule or order made under this Act, or any
other law in force for observance by the public in or near the streets;
(b) to keep order in the streets and at and within public bathing, washing and landing places,
fairs, bazaars, temples and all other places of public resort and in the neighbourhood of
places of public worship during the time of public worship;
(c) to regulate resort to public bathing, washing and landing places, to prevent overcrowding
thereat and in public ferry, boats and, to the best of his ability, to preve nt the infraction of
any rule or order lawfully made for observance by the public at any such place or on any
such boat.
70. Persons bound to conform to reasonable, directions of Police. All persons shall be bound to
conform to the reasonable directions of a Police officer given in fulfilment of any of his duties
under this Act.
71. Power of Police officer to restrain or remove, etc. A Police officer may restrain or remove any
person resisting or refusing or, omitting to conform to any direction referred to in Sec. 70 and may
either take such person before a Magistrate or, in trivial cases, may release him when the occasion
is past.
72. Enforcement of orders issued under Sec. 35, 36 or 38. Whenever a notification has been duly
issued under Sec. 35 or an order has been made under Sec. 36 or 38 it shall be lawful for any
Magistrate, in a district or Police officer to require any person acting or about to act contrary
thereto to desist or to abstain from so doing, and, in case of refusal, or disobedience, to arrest the
person offending. Such Magistrate or Police officer may also seize any object or thing used or
about to be used in contravention of such notification, or order as aforesaid and the thing seized
shall be disposed of according to the order of any District Magistrate having jurisdiction at the
place.
73. Duty of Police to see orders issued under Sec. 42, 54, 55, 56 or 63 are carried out. It shall be the
duty of the police to see that every regulation and direction made by an authority under Sec. 42, 54,
55, 56 or 63 is duly obeyed, to warn persons who from ignorance fail to obey the same and to arrest
any person who wilfully disobeys the same.
74. When Police Officer may arrest without warrant.
A Police officer may arrest without warrant
any person committing in his presence in any street or public place any non-cognizable offence,
punishable under this Act, or under any, rule made thereunder and for which no express, provision
has been made elsewhere, or under any other law for the time being in force, if such person(i) after being warned by a Police officer persists in committing such offence, or
(ii) refuses to accompany the Police officer to a police station on being required so to do.
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75. Police to take charge of unclaimed property. 1 [(1)] The police shall take temporary charge(a) of all unclaimed property found by or made over to them ; and
(b) of all property found lying in any public street, if the owner or person in charge of such
property on being directed to remove the same, refuses or omits to do so.
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[(2) The taking of temporary charge of any property under sub-section (1) shall be forthwith
reported to a Judicial Magistrate and the procedure laid down in Secs. 457, 458 and 459 of the
Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973, shall be applicable in respect of the disposal of such
property as if it were property seized by a Police Officer under the said Code ]
76. Police officer may take charge of stray cattle.
A Police officer may take charge of any animal
which may be found straying in a street and may take or send the same to the nearest cattle-pound
and the owner and other Person concerned shall thereon become subject to the provisions of the
Cattle Trespass Act in force.
77. A superior Police officer may himself perform duties imposed on his inferior, etc.
A Police
officer of rank superior to that of a constable may per form any duty assigned by law or by a lawful
order to any officer subordinate to him; and in case of any duty imposed on such subordinate, a
superior where it shall appear to him necessary may , aid, supplement; supersede or prevent any
action of such subordinate by his own action or that of any person lawfully acting under his
command or authority, whenever the same shall appear necessary or expedient for giving more
complete or convenient effect to the 1aw or for avoiding an infringement thereof.
CHAPTER VII
Prevention of Gaming
78. Opening, etc. of certain forms of gaming. (1) Whoever –
(a) being the owner or occupier or having the use of' any building, room, tent, enclosure,
vehicle, vessel or place, opens, keeps or uses the same for the purpose of gaming(i) on a horse-race; or
(ii) on the market price of cotton, bullion or other commodity or on the digits of the
number used in stating such price; or
(iii) on the amount or variation in the market price of any such commodity or on the digits
of the number used stating the amount of such variation; or
(iv) on the market price of any stock or share or on the digits of the number used in stating
such price; or
(v) on the number of registration or on the digits of the number of registration of any motor
vehicle using a public place; or
(vi) on any transaction or scheme of wagering or betting in which the receipt or distribution
of winning or prizes in money or otherwise is made to depend on chance; or
(b) being the owner or occupier of any such building. room, tent, enclosure, vehicle, vessel or
place knowingly or wilfully permits the same to be occupied, kept or used by any other
person for the purpose of gaming on any of the objects aforesaid; or
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Renumbered by Kant Act 18 of 1975, Sec. 7 (wef 3-5-1975).
Ins by ibid.
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(c) has the care or management of, or in any manner assists in, conducting the business of, any
such building, room, tent, enclosure, vehicle, vessel or place opened, occupied, kept or used
for the purpose of gaming on any of the objects aforesaid; or
(d) advances or furnishes money for the purpose of gaming on any of the objects aforesaid with
persons frequenting any such building, room, tent, enclosure, vehicle, vessel or place, shall,
on conviction, be punished with imprisonment which may extend to one year, or with fine
which may extend to one thousand rupees, or with both:
Provided that in the absence of special reasons to be recorded in writing, the punishment to be
imposed on an offender on conviction for an offence under this sub-section shall be imprisonment for
not less than one month or fine of not less than five hundred rupees or both.
(2) Whoever is found in any building, room, tent, enclosure, vehicle, vessel or place referred to in
sub-section (1), gaming on any of the objects specified in that sub-section, or present, for the
purpose of gaming on any such object shall, on conviction, be punished with imprisonment
which may extend to one month or with fine which may extend to five hundred rupees or with
both.
Any person found in any such building, room, tent, enclosure, vehicle, vessel or place during any
gaming therein on any of the objects specified in sub-section (1) shall be presumed, until the contrary
is proved, to have been there for the purpose of gaming on such object.
(3) Whoever is found gaming on any of the objects specified in sub section (1) in any public street
or thoroughfare or in any place to which the public have or are permitted to have access shall,
on conviction be punished with imprisonment which may extend to three months or with fine
which may extend to three hundred rupees, or with both.
79. Keeping common gaming- house, etc. Any person who (a) opens, keeps or uses any building, room, tent, enclosure, vehicle, vessel, or place for the
purpose of a common gaming- house;
(b) being the owner or occupier of any such building, room, tent, enclosure, vessel, or place
knowingly or wilfully permits the same to be opened, occupied, kept or used by any other
person for the purpose aforesaid;
(c) has the care or management of, or in any manner assists in conducting the business of, any such
building, room, tent, enclosure, vehicle, vessel, or place opened, occupied, kept or used for the
purpose aforesaid; or
(d) advances or furnishes money for the purpose of gaming, with persons frequenting any such
building, room, tent, enclosure vehicle, vessel, or place;
shall, on conviction, be punished with imprisonment which may extend to one year and with fine.
Provided that
(a) for a first offence such imprisonment shall not be less than three months and fine shall not be
less than five hundred rupees;
(b) for second offence, such imprisonment shall not be less than six months and fine shall not be
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less than five hundred rupees; and
(c) for a third or subsequent offence, such imprisonment shall not be less than nine months and fine
shall not be less than one thousand rupees.
80. Gaming in common gaming-house, etc. Whoever is found in any common gaming- house gaming
or present for the purpose of gaming shall, on conviction, be punished with imprisonment which
may extend to one year and with fine:
Provided that(a) for a first offence such imprisonment shall not be less than one month and fine shall not be less
than two hundred rupees;
(b) for a second offence such imprisonment shall not be less than three months and fine shall not be
less than two hundred rupees; and
(c) for a third or subsequent offence such imprisonment shall not be less than six months and fine
shall not be less than five hundred rupees.
81. Entry, Search, etc., by Police officer in gaming-house. It shall be lawful for a Police officer(i) in the City of Bangalore not below the rank of a Sub-Inspector and either empowered by general
order in writing or authorised in each case by special warrant issued by the District Magistrate
or Sub-Divisional Magistrate, or Commissioner of Police or Superintendent of Police or
Deputy Commissioner of Police, Assistant Superintendent of Police or Deputy Superintendent
of Police or Assistant Commissioner of Police, and
(ii) elsewhere not below the rank of a Sub-Inspector of Police 1 [and either empowered by general
order in writing or authorised in each case by special warrant issued] by a District Magistrate or
Sub-Divisional Magistrate, or by a Magistrate specially empowered by the State Government in
this behalf by a Superintendent of Police or by an Assistant or Deputy Superintendent of
Police(a) to enter, with the assistance of such persons as may be found necessary, by night or by day,
and by force, if necessary, any building, room, tent, enclosure, vehicle, vessel or place,
which he has reason to suspect is used as a common gaming- house or for the purpose of
gaming on any of the objects referred to in sub-section (1) of Sec. 78;
(b) to search all parts of the building, room, tent, enclosure, vehicle, vessel or place which he
shall have so entered, when he shall have reason to suspect that any instruments of gaming
are concealed therein, and also the persons whom he shall find therein, whether such
persons are then actually gaming or not;
(c) to take into custody and bring before a Magistrate all such persons;
(d) to seize all instruments of gaming and all moneys and securities for money and articles of
value which are reasonably suspected to have been used or intended to be used for the
purpose of gaming and which are found therein:
Provided that no officer shall be authorised by special warrant unless the Commissioner or
Deputy Commissioner or Assistant Commissioner of Police Magistrate or Superintendent, Assistant or
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Subs by Kant Act 18 of 1975, Sec. 8 (1) (wef 3-5-1975).
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Deputy Superintendent of Police concerned is satisfied, upon 1 [a written complaint or report made to
him] and on making such inquiry as he may think necessary, that there are good to suspect the said
building, room, tent, enclosure, vehicle, vessel or place to be used as a common gaming- house.
82. Presumptive proof of keeping or gaming in common gaming-house. When any instrument of
gaming has been seized in any building, room, tent, enclosure, vehicle, vessel or place entered or
searched under S. 81 or on person found therein, and in the case of any other thing so seized, if the
is satisfied that the police officer, who entered such building, room, tent, enclosure, vehicle, vessel,
had reasonable grounds for suspecting that thing so seized was an instrument of gaming, the
seizure of such instrument thing shall be evidence, until the contrary is proved, that such building,
room, tent enclosure, vehicle, vessel or place is used as a common gaming-house and the persons
found therein were then present for the purpose of ling although no gaming was actually seen by
the Police officer or by any person acting under the authority of either of them.
(2) Any person found in any common gaming- house during any gaming therein shall be presumed
until the contrary is proved, to have been there for purpose of gaming.
83. On conviction under Sees. 78, 79 and 80 instruments of gaming may be destroyed. On conviction
of any person under Sec. 78, 79 or 80 the convicting Magistrate may order all the instruments of
gaming found in the building, room, tent, enclosure, vehicle, vessel or place or on the persons of
those who were found therein, to be forthwith destroyed or forfeited to the Government, and may
also order all or any of the securities for money and other articles seized, not being instruments of
gaming, to be sold and the proceeds thereof, with all moneys seized therein, to be forfeited to the
Government.
84. Proof of playing for money not required for conviction. It shall not be necessary, in order to
convict a person of an offence under sub-section (2) or sub-section (3) of Sec. 78 or under Sec. 80
to prove that any person found gaming was playing for any money, wager, bet or stake.
85. Indemnification of persons concerned who are examined as witnesses. Every person who shall
have been concerned in any gaming contrary to this Act, and who shall be examined as a witness
by or before a Magistrate, on the trial or any charge against the owne r, keeper or occupier or other
person under sub-section (1) of Sec. 78 or under Sec. 79 touching gaming, and who upon such
examination shall make true and faithful discovery to the best of his knowledge of all things as to
which he shall be so examined, and who shall thereupon receive from the said Magistrate a
certificate in writing to that effect, shall be freed from all prosecutions under this Act for anything
done before that time in respect of such gaming,
86. Payment of portion of fine to informer. The Magistrate trying any case under the provisions of
Secs. 78. 79 and 80, may award any portion, not exceeding one-half of any fine which may be
levied under any of the said sections, or any part of the proceeds of articles or money seized and
ordered to be forfeited under Sec. 83 among the Police officers and other persons who may have
given assistance in the detection or investigation of the offence.
87. Gaming in public streets. Whoever is found gaming or reasonably suspected to be gaming in any
public street, or thoroughfare, or in any place to which the public have or permitted to have access
or in any race-course shall, on conviction, be punished with imprisonment which may extend to
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Subs by kant Act 18 of 1975, Sec. 8 (2) (wef 3-5-1975).
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three months or with fine which may extend to three hundred rupees, or with both and where such
gaming consists of wagering or betting, any such person so found gaming shall, on conviction, be
punishable in the manner and to the extent referred to in Sec. 80 and all moneys found on such
person shall be forfeited to the Government.
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[Any] Police officer may seize all things reasonably suspected to be instruments of gaming found
in such public street, thoroughfare, place or racecourse or on or about the person of those whom be
shall so arrest; and, the Magistrate may, on conviction of the offender, order such instruments to be
forthwith destroyed. When anything has been found on or about any person and a court is satisfied that
the Police officer had reasonable ground for suspecting that such thing was an instrument of gaming,
such circumstance shall, until the contrary is proved, be evidence that such thing was an instrument of
gaming and that the person on or about whom the thing was found was present for the purpose of
gaming.
88. Power to arrest without warrant persons gaming in public places. A Police officer may arrest
and search without warrant, any person gaming or reasonably suspected to be gaming in
contravention of sub-section (3) of Sec. 78 or Sec. 87.
89. Assembling in streets for gaming. Whoever(i) assembles with others in a street gathered for the purpose of gaming; or
(ii) joins any such assembly for the purpose of gaming;
shall, on conviction, be punished with fine which may extend to fifty rupees.
90. Printing, publishing or distributing any news or information. (1) No person shall print, publish,
sell, distribute or in any manner circulate any newspaper, news-sheet or other document or any
news or information with the intention of aiding or facilitating gaming.
(2) Any person who contravenes the provisions to sub-section (1) shall, on conviction, be punished
with imprisonment which may extend to six months and with fine.
(3) Any Police officer may enter and search any place for the purpose of seizing and may seize all
things reasonably suspected to be used or intended to be used, for the purpose of committing an
offence under this section.
(4) Any Police officer may arrest without warrant any person who contravenes the provisions of
sub-section (1).
91. Offences by companies. (1) If the person committing an offence under Sec. 78, 79 or 90 is a
company, the company, as well as every person in charge of, and responsible to, the company for
the conduct of its business at the time of the commission of the offence shall be deemed to be
guilty of the offence and shall be liable to be proceeded against and punished accordingly:
Provided that, nothing contained in this sub-section shall render any such person liable to any
punishment if he proves that the offence was committed without his knowledge or that he exercised all
due diligence to prevent the commission of such offence.
(2) Notwithstanding anything contained in sub-section (1), where an offence under Sec. 78. 79 or
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Subs by kant Act 18 of 1975, Sec. 9 (wef 3-5-1975).
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90 has been committed by a company and it is proved that the offence has been committed with
the consent or connivance of, or that the commission of the offence is attributable to any
neglect on the part of any director, manager, secretary or other officer of the company, such
director, manager, secretary or other officer, shall also be deemed to be guilty of that offence
and shall be liable to be proceeded against and punished accordingly.
(3) For purposes of Secs. 78, 79 and 90, a ‘firm’ shall be deemed to be a person.
Explanation. For the purposes of this section, (a) “company” means a body corporate, and includes a firm or other association of individuals;
and
(b) “director” in relation to a firm, means a partner in the firm.
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CHAPTER VIII
Offences and punishments
92. Punishment of certain street offences and nuisance. (1) In any local area to which the
Government by notification in the official Gazette from time to time extends this sub-section or
any clause thereof, whoever, contrary thereto,(a) without lawful excuse drives along, or keeps standing in, any street a vehicle of any
description or drags or pushes in any street, a vehicle of any description other than a by
cycle at any time between half an hour after sunset and one hour before sunrise without a
sufficient light or lights;
(b) without reasonable cause, drives, drags, or pushes any vehicle otherwise than on the rear or
left side of the road or passes any vehicle except on the right side of it and at any speed
higher than what may be prescribed by notification by Government ;
(c) leaves in any street insufficiently tended or secured any animal or vehicle; .
(d) causes obstruction, injury, danger or alarm in any street, or mischief, by any misbehaviour,
negligence or ill usage in the driving, management or care of any animal or vehicle, or
drives any ve hicle or animal laden with timber, poles or other unwieldy articles through a
street, contrary to any regulation made in that behalf and published by a competent
authority;
(e) exposes for hire or sale any animal or vehicle, cleans any furniture or vehicle, or cleans,
grooms, trains or breaks in any horse or other animal or makes or repairs any vehicle or any
part of a vehicle in any street (unless when in the case of an accident repairing on the spot is
necessary) or carries on therein any manufacture or operation so as to be a serious
impediment to traffic or a serious annoyance to residents or to the public;
(f) (i) causes obstruction in any street by allowing any animal or vehicle which has to be loaded
or unloaded or has to take up or set down passengers, to remain or stand therein longer than
may be necessary for such purpose; or by leaving any vehicle standing or by fastening any
cattle therein, or using any part of a street as a hailing place for vehicles or cattle, or by
leaving any box, bale, package or other thing whatsoever in or upon a street for an
unreasonable length of time;
(ii) or causes obstruction by exposing anything for sale or setting out anything for sale or
upon any stall, booth, board, cask, basket or in any other way whatsoever contrary to
any regulation made and published by the Commissioner, or a District Magistrate;
(g) causes obstruction on any foot-way, or drives, rides or leaves an animal or drives, drags or
pushes any vehicle thereupon:
(h) exhibits, contrary to any regulation made and notified by the Commissioner or a District
Magistrate, as the case may be, any mimetic, musical or other performances of a nature to
attract crowds or carries or places bulky advertisements, pictures, figures, or emblems in
any street whereby any obstruction to passengers or annoyance to the inhabitants may be
occasioned;
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(i) uses of operates at any place any apparatus for amplifying any musical or other sound, such
as a megaphone or loudspeaker, any time between ten o'clock in the night and six o'clock in
the morning, whereby any annoyance, disturbance, or discomfort is caused to the
inhabitants in the vicinity;
(j) obeys a call of nature or permits a child to do so or bathes or washes his person in or near to
and within sight of a street or public place (except in some places set apart for the purpose
by order of a competent authority) so as to cause annoyance to the neighbouring residents
or to passersby;
(k) negligently lets loose any horse or other animal, so as to cause danger, injury, alarm or
annoyance to the public, or suffers a ferocious dog to be at large without a muzzle, or sets
on or urges a dog or other animal to attack, worry or put in fear any person or animal;
(l) bathes or washes in or by the side of a public well, tank, or reservoir, not set apart for such
purpose by order of a competent authority or in or by the side of any pond, pool, aqueduct,
part of a river, stream, nalla or other source or means of water supply in which such bathing
or washing is forbidden by order of the competent authority;
(m) defiles or causes to be defiled, the water in any public well, tank, reservoir, pond, pool,
aqueduct or a part of a river, stream, nalla or other source or means of water supply, so as to
render the same less fit for any purpose for which it is set apart by the order of the
competent authority;
(n) obstructs or incommodes a person bathing at a place set apart for that purpose as aforesaid,
by wilful intrusion or by using such place for any purpose for which it is not so set apart;
(o) 1 [wilfully and indecently exposes his person, uses indecent language or behaves indecently
or riotously or in an intrusion or by using such place for any purpose for which in any
public office;]
(p) is drunk and incapable of taking care of himself in a street or place of public resort ;
(q) wilfully pushes, presses, hustles or obstructs any passenger in a street, or disturbs the public
peace or order, by violent move ments, menacing gestures, wanton personal annoyance,
screaming, shouting, wilfully frightening horses or cattle, or otherwise;
(r) uses in any street any threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour or posts up of
affixes or exhibits any indecent, threatening, abusive or insulting paper or drawing with
intent to provoke a breach of the peace or whereby a breach of the peace may be
occasioned;
(s) begs importunately for alms, or exposes or exhibits, with the object of exacting charity, any
deformity or disease or any offensive or wound in or near to and within sight of any street;
(t) throws or lays down any dirt, filth, rubbish or any stones or building materials in any street,
or causes any offensive matter to run from any house, factory, dung-heap or the like into
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As it appears in Mysore Government Publication.
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any street;
(u) neglects to fence in or duly to protect any well, tank or other dangerous place or structure;
(v) without the consent of the owner or occupier affixes or causes to be affixed all any bill,
notice or other paper upon any building, wall or fence, or writes upon or defaces or marks
any such building, wall or fence;
(w) without the consent of the Government or the public authority concerned, affixes or causes
to be affixed any bill, notice or other paper upon any lamp-post, tree, letter-box,
transformer, street or any other property belonging to Government or any public authority,
or writes upon or defaces or marks or causes to be written upon or defaced or marked any
such lamp post, tree, letter, box, transformer, street or other property;
(x) spits or throws, any dust, ashes, refuse or rubbish in or near to any street, public place or
place of public resort so as to cause annoyance to any passerby;
(y) smokes or spits in any court, police station, public office or building occupied by
Government or any public body, in contravention of a Police by a competent authority in
charge of such place and affixed to such court, station, office or building ;
shall be punished with fine which may extend to one hundred rupees, provided that imprisonment in
default of payment of such fine shall not exceed eight days notwithstanding anything in Sec. 67 of the
Indian Penal Code.
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[(2) (a) The provisions of sub-section (1) or any clause or clauses thereof may be extended by the
State Government by notification,(i) to such local area as may be specified in such notification; or
(ii) to such local area for such period as may be specified in such notification.
(b) The State Government may at any time rescind any notification issued under sub-clause (i) or
sub-clause (ii) of Cl. (a) :
Provided that the issue of a notification under this clause shall not preclude the issue of
notification from time to time under sub-clause (i) or sub-clause (ii) of Cl. (a) in respect of the same
local area].
93. Punishment for cruelty to animals. Whoever cruelly beats, goads, overworks, ill-treats or tortures
or causes or procures to be cruelly beaten, goaded, overworked, ill- treated or tortured any animal
shall, on conviction, be punished with imprisonment which may extend to one month or with fine
which may extend to one hundred rupees or with both.
94. Punishment for wilful trespass.
(1) Whoever without satisfactory accuse wilfully enters or
remains in or upon any dwelling- house or premises an land or ground attached thereto, or on any
ground, building, monument structure belonging to Government or appropriated to public
purposes, or any vehicle or vessel, shall, on conviction, whether he causes any actual image or not,
be punished with fine which may extend to twenty rupees.
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Subs by Kant Act 18 of 1975, Sec. 10.
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(2) Any Police officer may, on the information of any person in posses, or in charge of any
dwelling- house, premises, or land or ground attached thereto, or of any ground, building,
monument or structure belonging to Government, arrest without a warrant any person alleged
to have committed therein or thereon any offence punishable under sub-section (1) of this
section.
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95. False alarm of fire or damage to fire alarm. Whoever knowingly or causes to be given a false
alarm of fire to the fire brigade or to any officer or firemen thereof whe ther by means of a street
fire, alarm-statement, message or otherwise, or with intent to give such false alarm, wilfully breaks
glass of or otherwise damages a street fire-alarm, shall, on conviction, punished with imprisonment
for a term which may extend to three months with fine which may extend to one hundred rupees, or
with both.
96. Being found under suspicious circumstances between sunset and sunrise. Whoever is found
between sunset and sunrise(a) armed with any dangerous instrument with intent to commit an offence, or
(b) having his face covered, or otherwise disguised with intent to commit an offence, or
(c) in any dwelling- house or other building, or boat, without being able
satisfactorily
to
account for his presence there, or
(d) lying or loitering in any street, yard or other place, being a reputed thief and without being
able to give satisfactory account of himself, or
(e) having in his possession without lawful excuse (the burden of proving which excuse shall
be on such person) any implement of house-breaking, all, on conviction, be punished with
imprisonment for a term which may tend to three months.
97. Carrying weapon without authority. Whoever not being a member the armed forces of the Union
and acting as such or a Police officer, goes med with Sword, spear, bludgeon, gun or other
offensive weapon or with explosive or corrosive substance in any street or public place unless so
authorised by lawful authority, shall be liable to be disarmed by any police officer, and the weapon
or substance so seized shall be forfeited to the State Government, unless redeemed within two
months by payment of such fine not exceeding five hundred rupees as the Commissioner imposes.
98. Possession of property of which no satisfactory account can be given. Whoever has in his
possession or conveys in any manner, or offers for sale or own, anything which there is reason to
believe is stolen property, or property audulently obtained, shall, if he fails to account for such
possession or act to the satisfaction of the Magistrate, on conviction, be punished with
imprisonment for a term which may extend to three months or with fine which may extend to one
hundred rupees or with both.
99. Omission by pawn-broker, etc. to report to the Police the Possession or tender of property
suspected to be stolen. Whoever being a pawn-broker, dealer in second hand property, or worker
in metals or reasonably believed by the Commissioner or the Superintendent in the area under their
respective charges to be such a person, and ha ving received from a Police officer a written or
printed information that the possession of any property suspected to have been transferred by any
offence mentioned in Sec. 410 of the Indian Penal Code or by any offence punishable under Secs.
417, 418, 419, or 420 of the said code, is found in possession or thereafter comes into the
possession or has an offer either by way of sale, pawn, exchange or for custody, alteration or
otherwise, howsoever, made to him of property answering the description contained in such
information shall, unless(i) he forthwith gives information to the Commissioner or the Superintendent, as the case may
be, or at a police station of such possession or offer and takes all reasonable means to
ascertain, and to give information as aforesaid of the name and address of the person from
whom the possession or offer was received, or
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(if) the property being, as an article of common wearing apparel or otherwise, incapable of
identification from the written or printed information given, has in no way concealed after
the receipt of such information,
on conviction, be punished with fine which may extend to fifty rupees in respect of each such article of
property so in his possession or offered to him.
100. Melting. etc. of such property. Whoever, having received such information as is referred to in
Sec. 99, alters, melts, defaces or puts away or causes or suffers to be altered, melts, defaces or put
away without the previous permission of the police, any such property, shall, on proof that the
same was stolen property within the meaning of Sec. 410 of the Indian Penal Code, or property in
respect of which an offence punishable under Secs. 417, 418, 419 or 420 of the said Code has
been committed, be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three years or
with fine or with both.
101. Taking pledge from a child. Whoever takes from any child not appearing to be above the age of
fourteen years any article whatsoever as a pawn, pledge or security for any sum of money lent,
advanced or delivered to such child, or without the knowledge and consent of the owner of the
article, buys from such child any article whatsoever, shall, on conviction, be punished with fine
which may extend to one hundred rupees.
102. Penalty for permitting disorderly conduct at places of public amusements, etc. Whoever, being
the keeper of any place of public amusement or entertainment, knowingly permits drunkenness or
other disorderly behaviour or any gaming whatever, in such place shall, on conviction, be
punished with a fine which may extend to one hundred rupees.
103. Penalty for contravention of orders under Sec. 31. Save as provided in Sec. 105, whoever,(a) contravenes any orders made under Sec. 31 or any of the conditions of a licence issued
under such order; or
(b) abets the commission of any offence under Cl. (a), shall, on conviction, be punished(i) if the order under which the said licence was issued was made under Cls. (n) and (o)
of sub-section (1) of Sec. 31 with fine which may extend to two hundred rupees;
(ii) if the order contravened was made under Cl. (y) of sub-section (1) of Sec. 31 with
imprisonment which may extend to three months or with fine which may extend to
five hundred rupees, or with both;
(iii) if the order contravened or the order under which the said licence was issued was
made under any other clause, with fine which may extend fifty rupees or in default to
simple imprisonment which may extend to eight days.
104. Liability of licensee of place of public entertainment for acts of servants. The holder of a
licence granted under this Act in respect of a place of public entertainment shall be responsible,
as well as an actual offender for any offence under Sec. 103 committed by his servants or other
agents acting with his express or implied permission on his behalf, as if he himself had
committed the same unless he establishes that all due and reasonable precautions were taken by
him to prevent the commission of such an offence.
105. Penalty for not obtaining a licence or for not renewing the licence within the specified period in
respect of public entertainment. (l) Whoever fails to obtain a licence under this Act in respect of
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a place of public entertainment or to renew a licence granted under this Act in respect of such a
place within the prescribed period, shall, on conviction, be punished with fine which may extend
to fifty rupees.
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(2) Any court trying such an offence shall, in addition, direct that the person keeping a place of
public entertainment in respect of which an offence has been committed, shall close such place
until he obtains the licence or a fresh licence, as the case may be, in respect thereof and
thereupon such person shall forthwith comply with such direction.
(3) If a person fails to comply with any direction under sub-section (2), he shall, on conviction, be
punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to one month or with fine which may
extend to two hundred rupees, or with both.
(4) Without prejudice to any action taken under sub-section (3), on failure of such a person to
comply with the directions of the court, any Police officer authorised by the Commissioner or
the District Magistrate, as the case may be, by an order in writing, may take or cause to be
taken such steps and use or cause to be used such force as may, in the opinion of such officer,
be reasonably necessary for securing compliance with the court's direction.
106. Penalty for disobedience to order under Sec. 30. Whoever contravenes, disobeys, opposes, or
fails to conform to an order under Sec. 30 requiring him to vacate any premises, shall, on
conviction, be punished with imprisonment which may extend to three months or with fine which
may extend to five hundred rupees, or with both.
107. Penalty for contravening rules, etc. under Sec. 33 or 34. Whoever(a) contravenes any rule made under Sec. 33 ; or
(b) contravenes, disobeys, opposes or fails to conform to any order given by Police officer
under Sec. 34, shall, on conviction, be punished with fine which may extend to two hundred
rupees.
108. Penalty for contravention of rules or directions under Secs. 35, 38 or 39. Whoever disobeys an
order lawfully made under Sec. 35, 38 or 39 or abets the disobedience thereof, shall, on
conviction, be punished(i) if the order disobeyed or of which the disobedience was abetted was made under subsection (1) of Sec. 35, or under Sec. 38 or Sec, 39, with imprisonment for a term which
may extend to one year but shall not, except for reasons to be recorded in writing, be less
than four months and shall also be liable to fine.
(ii) if the said order was made under sub-section (2) of Sec. 35, with imprisonment which may
extend to one month or with fine which may extend to one hundred rupees; and
(iii) if the said order was made under sub-section (3) of Sec. 35, with fine which may extend
to one hundred rupees.
109. Penalty for contravening orders under Sec. 36 or 37. Whoever contravenes or disobeys any
order or direction made under Sec. 36 or 37 or any conditions of a licence granted thereunder or
abets the contravention or disobedience thereof shall, on conviction, be punished with
imprisonment for a term which may extend to three months or with fine which may extend to five
hundred rupees or with both.
110. Penalty for contravening direction under Sec. 40 or order under Sec. 41. (1) Whoever opposes
or fails to conform to any direction given by the Police under Sec. 40, shall, on conviction, be
punished with fine which may extend to two hundred rupees.
(2) Whoever fails to comply with an order made under Sec. 41, shall, on conviction, be punished
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with fine which may extend to twenty-five rupees for every day that order continues to be
disobeyed by him.
111. Penalty for contravention of a regulation made under Sec. 42. Whoever contravenes or abets
the contravention of any regulation made under Sec. 42, shall, on conviction, be punished with
imprisonment which may extend to three months or with fine which may extend to two hundred
rupees or with both.
112. Penalty for contravening directions under Sec. 70. Whoever opposes or fails to conform to any
direction given by a Police officer under Sec. 70 or abets the opposition or failure to do so, shall,
on conviction, be punished with fine which may extend to fifty rupees.
113. Penalty for contravention of directions under Secs. 54, 55, 56 or 63. Whoever opposes or
disobeys or fails to conform to any direction issued under Secs. 54, 55, 56 or 63 or abets
opposition to or disobedience of any such direction shall, on conviction, be punished with
imprisonment which may extend to one year, but shall not, except for reasons to be recorded in
writing, be less than four months, and shall also be liable to fine.
114. Penalty for entering area from which person has been directed to remove himself.
Notwithstanding anything contained in Sec. 6, and person who, in contravention of a direction
issued to him under Secs. 54, 55, 56 or 63 enters the area from which he was directed to remove
himself, shall, on conviction, be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to two
years, but shall not, except for reasons to be recorded in writing be less than six months and shall
also be liable to fine.
115. Penalty for failure to surrender in accordance with sub-section (3) of Sec. 62. Whoever fails
without sufficient cause to surrender in accordance with sub-section (3) of Sec. 62, shall, on
conviction, be punished with imprisonment which may extend to two years and shall also be
liable to fine.
116. Penalty for contravention of orders under Sec. 64. (1) Whoever contravenes any order made
under sub-section (1) of Sec. 64, shall, on conviction, be punished with imprisonment for a term
which may extend to one year or with fine, or with both.
(2) Whoever contravenes any order made under sup-section (2) of Sec. 64, shall, on conviction, be
punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three years or with fine, or with
both.
117. Neglect or refusal to serve as Special Police Officer. Any person who having been appointed a
Special Police Officer under Sec. l9, without a sufficient cause neglects or refuses to serve as
such or to obey any lawful order or direction that may be given to him for the performance of his
duties, shall, on conviction, be punished with fine which may extend to fifty rupees.
118. Penalty for making false statement, etc. and for misconduct of Police officer. (1) (i) Any
person who makes a false statement or uses a false document for the purposes of obtaining
employment or release for employment as a Police officer, or
(ii) any Police officer who
(a) contravenes the provisions of Sec. 28 ; or
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(b) is guilty of cowardice; or
(c) resigns his office or withdraws himself from the duties thereof in contravention of Sec.
27 ; or
(d) is guilty of any wilful breach, or neglect to any provision of law or of any rule or order
which, as such Police officer, it is his duty to observe or obey; or
(e) is guilty of any violation of duty for which no punishment is exshall, on conviction be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three months or
with fine which may extend to one hundred rupees, or with both.
(2) A Police officer who, being absent on leave, fails, without reasonable cause, to report himself
for duty on the expiration of such leave, shall, for the purposes of sub-clause (c) of Cl. (ii) of
sub-section (1) be deemed to withdraw himself from the duties of his office within the meaning
of Sec. 27.
119. Penalty for failure to deliver up certificate of appointment or of office or other article. Any
Police officer, who wilfully neglects or refuses to deliver up his certificate of appointment or of
office or any other article, in accordance with the provisions of sub-section (1) of Sec. 29, shall,
on conviction, be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to one month, or
with fine which may extend to two hundred rupees, or with both.
120. Vexatious entry, search, etc., by a Police officer. Any Police officer who(a) without lawful authority or reasonable cause enters or searches, or causes to be entered or
searched, any building, room, enclosure, vehicle, vessel, tent or place; or
(b) vexatiously and unnecessarily seizes the property of any person: or
(c) vexatiously and unnecessarily detains, searches or arrests any person; or
(d) offers any unnecessary personal violence to any person in his custody ; or
(e) holds out any threat or promise not warranted by law;
shall for every such offence, on conviction, be punished with imprisonment for a term which may
extend to six months or with fine which may extend to five hundred rupees, or with both.
121. Penalty for vexatious delay in forwarding a person arrested.
Any Police officer who
vexatiously and unnecessarily delays forwarding any person arrested to a Magistrate or to any
other authority to whom he is legally bound to forward such person shall, on conviction, be
punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to six months or with fine which may
extend to five hundred rupees, or with both.
122. Penalty for opposing or not complying with direction given under Sec. 72. Whoever opposes or
fails forthwith to comply with any reasonable direction given by a Magistrate or a Police officer
under Sec. 72 or abets opposition thereto or fa ilure to comply therewith, shall, on conviction, be
punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to one year, but shall not, except for
reasons to be recorded in writing, be less than four months and shall also be liable to fine.
123. Penalty for causing disaffection, etc. (1) Whoever intentionally causes or attempts to cause, or
does any act which he knows is likely to cause, disaffection towards the Government established
by law in India, among the Police Force or induces or attempts to induce, or does any act which
he knows, is likely to induce, any member of the Police Force to withhold his service or to
commit a breach of discipline shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend
to six months, or with fine which may extend to two hundred rupees, or with both.
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Explanation. Expressions of disapprobation of the measures of the Government with a view to
obtain their alteration by lawful means, or of the disapprobation of the administrative or other action of
the Government, do not constitute an offence under this section unless they cause or are made for the
purpose of causing or likely to cause disaffection.
(2) Nothing shall be deemed to be an offence under this section which is done in good faith(a) for the purpose of promoting the welfare or interests of any member of the Police Force by
inducing him to withhold his services in any manner authorised by law; or
(b) by or on behalf of any association formed for the purpose of furthering the interests of
members of the Police Force as such, where the association has been authorised or
recognised by the Government and the act done is done under any rules or articles of the
association which have been approved by the Government.
(3) No court shall take cognizance of any offence under this section except with the previous
sanction, or on the complaint, of the District Magis trate.
(4) No court inferior to that of a Magistrate of the first class try any offence under this section.
(5) Notwithstanding anything contained in Chapter XXII of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1898,
no offence under this section shall be triable summarily.
124. Jurisdiction when offender is a Police officer above the rank of a constable. Offences against
this Act, when the accused person or anyo ne of the accused persons is a Police officer above the
rank of a constable, shall not be cognizable except by a Magistrate not lower than a Magistrate of
the second class.
125. Penalty for unauthorised use of police uniform. If any person not being a member of the Police
Force wears, without the permissions of the officer authorised by the Government in this behalf
or by a general or special order for any area in the State, the uniform of the Police Force or any
dress having the appearance or bearing any of the distinctive marks of that uniform, he shall, be
conviction, be punished with fine which may extend to two hundred rupees.
126. Prosecution for certain offences against the Act to be in the discretion of the police. It will not
except in l1bedle nce to a rule or order made by the Government or by the competent authority, be
incumbent on the Police to prosecute for an offence punishable under Secs. 92, 93, 103, 106, 110,
111 or 117 when such offence has not occasioned serious mischief and has been promptly
desisted from or warning given.
127. Summary disposal of certain cases. (1) A court taking cognizance of an offence punishable
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[under sub-section (1) of Sec. 92 or] under Cl. (iii) of Sec. 103, for contravention of an order
made under Cl. (b) of sub-section (1) of Sec. 31, may state upon the summons to be served on the
accused person that he may, by a specified date prior to the hearing of the charge, plead guilty to
the charge by registered letter and remit to the court such sum, not exceeding twenty- five rupees,
as the court may specify.
(2) Where an accused person pleads guilty and remits the sum specified, no further proceedings in
respect of the offence shall be taken against him.
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128. Prosecution for offences under other enactments not affected. Nothing in this Act shall be
construed to prevent any person from being prosecuted and punished under any other enactment
for any offence made punishable by this Act or from being prosecuted and punished under this
Act for an offence punishable under any other enactment:
Provided that all such cases shall be subject to the provisions of Sec. 403 1 of the Code of Criminal
Procedure, 1898.
CHAPTER IX
Village Police
129. Constitution of Village Police. The village police shall consist of a Police Patel and such village
Police officers of such grades as may be prescribed.
130. Administration, control and direction of village Police in whom vested. The administration of
the village Police in each district shall, under the general control and direction of the
Government, be exercised by the District Magistrate.
131. Power to delegate. The District Magistrate may, with the sanction of the Government, delegate
any of his powers under this Chapter to(i) the Superintendent; and
(ii) any officer of the Revenue Department in the district exercising the powers of a Magistrate.
Such officer is hereinafter referred to in this Chapter as “the authorised officer”.
132. Village Police in village to be under charge of Police Patel. (1) Subject to such rules which may
be made by the Government in this behalf, the village Police in each village shall be appointed by
the District Magistrate and shall be under the charge of such person as the District Magistrate
shall appoint in writing as the Police Patel.
(2) In any village or place, where the duties cannot be efficiently performed by one Police Patel,
the District Magistrate may appoint one or more additional police Patels and place them in
charge of different divisions into which the village or place may be divided for Police purposes.
(3) The District Magistrate may also appoint a Police Patel for more than one village.
133. Duties of Police Patel. The Police Patel shall, subject to the orders of the District Magistrate,(i) act under the orders of the authorised officer and within whose jurisdiction the village is
situated;
(ii) furnish such authorised officer with any returns or information called for and keep him
informed as to the state of crime and all matters connected with Village Police;
(iii) afford all Police officers every assistance in his power when called upon by them for
assistance in the performance of their duties;
(iv) obey and execute all orders issued to him by a Magistrate or a Police officer;
(v) collect and communicate to the Police officer information affecting the public peace;
(vi) detect and bring offenders in the village to justice;
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(vii) arrest person whom he has reason to believe to have committed cognizable offences; and
(viii) prevent within the limits of his village, as far as possible, the commission of offences and
public nuisances.
134. Authority over the village servants. The Police Patel shall have authority to require all village
servants, in whatever capacity ordinarily employed to aid him in performing the duties entrusted
to him; and it shall be the duty of the village revenue accountant, whether hereditary or
stipendiary, to help the Police Patel in the preparation of returns and proceedings.
135. Precautions against robbery, etc. The Police Patel shall arrange for the distribution of the
village Police in the village so as to afford utmost possible security against robbery, breach of the
peace and acts injurious to the public and to the village community and shall report to the
Magistrate or officer- in-charge of the Police station within whose local jurisdiction the village is
situated, all instances of misconduct or neglect committed by any member of the village Police.
136. Information received regarding commission of cognizable offences. The Police Patel shall
convey to the Police officer in charge of a police station within whose local jurisdiction the
village is situated, immediate report of the information which he may receive respecting the
commission within the limits of his village of murders, dacoities, robberies, thefts, mischiefs by
fire arid other cognizable offence and shall take, necessary members to preserve the evidence and
protect properties connected with the offence, pending the arrival of such Police officer.
137. Penalties for neglect of duty and punishment. (1) The District Magistrate or the authorised
officer may for misconduct, neglect of duty, or for any other sufficient cause, impose on any
Police Patel or member of the village police liable to be called upon for the performance of police
duties, any of the following punishments, namely :(i) fine not exceeding one- fourth of the annual emoluments of his office:
(ii) suspension from office for a period not exceeding six months.
(2) Subject to the provisions of Art. 311 of the Constitution, the District Magistrate may, for
misconduct, neglect of duty or other sufficient cause, impose on any Police Patel or member of
the village police liable to be called for the performance of Police duties the punishment of
removal or dismissal from office.
(3) Any person aggrieved by an order under sub-section (1) or (2), may, within sixty days from the
date of receipt of such order, appeal to the prescribed officer and the decision of the prescribed
officer on such appeal shall be final.
138. Liability to criminal prosecution not affected. Nothing in the last preceding section shall affect
the liability of any Police Patel or other member of the village police to criminal prosecution for
any offence with which he may be charged.
139. Information to officer in charge of Police Station, when a criminal in the village has escaped
or is not known.
If an offence has been committed within the limits of the village and the
offender has escaped or is not known, the Police Patel shall forward immediate information to the
officer in charge of the police station within whose local jurisdiction the village is situated.
140. Information regarding unnatural or sudden death or corpse found in the village. If any
unnatural or sudden death occurs or any corpse be found within the limits of the vi1lage, the
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Police Patel shall send immediate written information to the officer in charge of the police station
within whose local jurisdiction the village is situated and shall assist such Police officer in any
inquest, inquiry or investigation which may be held in respect of such death.
141. Police Patel to arrest person whom he believes to have committed a cognizable offence and
forward him to the police station etc. (1) It shall be lawful for the Police Patel to arrest any
person within the limits of his village, who he may have reason to believe has committed an
offence for which a Police officer may arrest without warrant and to forward such person within
twenty-four hours of such arrest together with all articles likely to be useful as evidence to the
officer in charge of the police station within whose local jurisdiction the village is situated.
(2) The Police Patel shall have authority in carrying out any pursuit of alleged criminals to enter
and act within the limits of other villages, provided that in such cases immediate information
shall be sent to the Police Patel of the village so entered who shall afford all assistance in his
power to continue the pursuit.
142. Unclaimed property. It shall be lawful for the Police Patel to take charge of all unclaimed
property found within the village limits or made over to him under the provisions of this Act. He
shall forthwith make a report to the District Magistrate or the authorised officer and act thereafter
as he may be directed by the said Magistrate or officer.
143. Provision in case of absence, sudden illness, etc. of Police Patel. When the Police Patel is
unable to attend to his duty on account of absence from the village, sudden illness or other cause,
be shall place a competent member of the village Police in charge of his office and make an
immediate report to the District Magistrate or authorised officer to whom he is subordinate. The
person so plated in charge, shall, until receipt of orders to the contrary, be subject to the rights
and liabilities of a Police Patel under this Act.
CHAPTER X
State Reserve Police Force
144. Definition. In this Chapter, unless the context otherwise requires,(a) “active duty” means(i) the duty to investigate offences involving a breach of peace or danger to life or property
and to search for and apprehend persons concerned in such offences or who are so
desperate and dangerous as to render their being at large hazardous to the community;
(ii) the duty to take all adequate measures for the extinguishing of fires or to prevent
damage to person or property on the occasion of such occurrences as tires, floods,
earthquakes, enemy action or riots and to restore peace and preserve order on such
occasions;
(iii)such other duty as may be specified to the active duty by the Government or the
Inspector-General in a direction issued under Sec. 151;
(b) ‘Commandant’ and ‘Assistant Commandant’ mean respectively persons appointed to be
those officers by Government under Sec. 146;
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(c) ‘follower’ means any person appointed to do the work of a cook, mess servant, washerman,
cobbler, barber, tailor, sweeper or an orderly in connection with the State Reserve Police
Force;
(d) ‘member of the subordinate ranks’ means members of the State Reserve Police of and
below the rank of Subedar Major;
(e) ‘Reserve Police officer’ means any member of the State Reserve Police Force established
under this Chapter;
(f) ‘superior officer’ means in relation to any Reserve Police officer, a Reserve Police officer of
a higher rank than, or of a higher grade in the same class as, or of the same rank as, but
senior to, himself.
145. Constitution of the State Reserve Police Force.
(l) 1 [The Government may establish] and
maintain an armed reserve police force known as the State Reserve Police force, in such manner
as may be prescribed.
(2) The Government or any officer empowered by it in this behalf may(a) divide the State Reserve Police Force into battalions;
(b) sub-divide each battalion into companies and each company into platoons;
(c) post any battalion, company or platoon at such places as the Government or the officer
empowered by it in this behalf may deem fit.
146. Superintendence, control and administration of Force. (1) The Government may appoint for
each battalion a Commandant who shall be a person of the rank of a Superintendent and Assistant
Commandants of the rank of Deputy Superintendents.
(2) The Commandant, the Assistant Commandant, and every such other officer so appointed shall
have and may exercise such powers and authority as may be provided by or under this Act.
(3) Subject to the general or special orders of the Government the Inspector-General of Police shall
appoint the Subedar-Majors and Subedars.
147. Enrolment. (1) Before any person appointed to be a Reserve Police officer joins his appointment
a declaration in the form in Schedule II shall be read out and, if he so desires, explained to him in
the presence of a Commandant or an Assistant Commandant or a Police officer not lower in rank
than a Superintendent or a Deputy Commissioner of Police and shall be signed by him in token of
his having undertaken to abide by the conditions prescribed therein. The declaration shall then be
attested by such Commandant, Assistant Commandant or Police officer, as the case may be.
(2) No Reserve Police officer shall resign his appointment except in accordance with the terms of
the declaration signed by him under sub-section (1).
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Subs by Kant Act 18 of 1975, Sec. 12 (wef 3-5-1975).
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(3) If any Reserve Police officer resigns in contravention of this section, he shall be liable, without
prejudice to any other penalty imposed by this Act or any other law for the time being in force,
on the order of the Commandant to forfeit all arrears of pay due to him.
148. Transfers. (1) Notwithstanding anything contained in this Act, it shall be competent for the
Government to transfer members of the Police Force appointed under Chapter II, to the State
Reserve Police Force established under this Chapter and ,vice versa:
Provided that the Government may delegate its power under sub-section (1) in so far as it relates
to the members of the subordinate ranks of the respective Police Force to the Inspector General.
(2) On the transfer of a member of the Police Force appointed under Chapter II to the State Reserve
Police Force established under this Chapter, or vice versa, he shall be deemed to be a member
of the Police Force to which he is transferred and in the performance of his functions, he shall,
subject to such orders as the Government may make, be deemed to be vested with the powers
and privileges and be subject to the liabilities, of a member of such grade in the Police Force to
which he has been transferred, as may be specified in the orders.
149. Certificate of appointment. (1) A Subedar-Major and Subedar shall, on appointment, receive
from the Inspector-General a certificate of appointment containing particulars of his name, age
and his previous service, if any.
(2) Every Reserve Police officer below the rank of a Subedar shall on appointment receive a
certificate in the form of Schedule III, which shall be issued under the seal of the Commandant.
(3) Every person who for any reason ceases to be a Reserve Police officer, shall forthwith deliver
up to an officer empowered by the Commandant to receive the same, his certificate of
appointment and the arms, accoutrements, clothing and other necessaries which have been
furnished to him for the execution of his office.
150. General powers of Commandant.
The Commandant shall, subject to the orders of the
Inspector-General of Police, direct and regulate all matters of arms, drill, exercise, mutual
relations, distribution of duties, and all the matters of executive detail in the fulfilment of their
duties by the members of the battalion in his charge.
151. General duties of members of the State Reserve Police Force. (l) Every Reserve Police officer
shall, for the purposes of this Act be deemed to be always on duty in the State of Mysore and any
Reserve Police officer and any member or body of Reserve Police officers may, if the
Government or the Inspector-General of Police so directs, be employed on active duty for so long
as and wherever the service of the same may be required.
(2) Every direction issued under sub-section (1) shall specify that the duty on which any Reserve
Police officer or any member or body of such officers is directed to be employed shall be
deemed as active duty for the purpose of this Act.
Explanation. The direction of the Government or of the Inspector-General of Police whether a
Reserve Police officer is required or is on active duty shall be final.
(3) A Reserve Police Officer employed on active duty under sub-section (1), or when a number or
body of Reserve Police officers are so employed, the officer in charge of such number or body
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shall be responsible for the efficient performance of that duty and all Police officers, who but
for the employment of one or more reserve Police officers or body of Reserve Police officers,
would be responsible for the performance of that duty will, to the best of their ability, assist and
co-operate with the said Reserve Police officer or officers in charge of a number or body of
Reserve Police officers.
152. Reserve Police officer to be deemed to be in charge of Police Station. (1) When employed on
active duty at any place under sub-section (l) of Sec. 151, the senior Reserve Police officer of the
highest rank not being lower than that of a Naik present shall be deemed to be an officer in
charge of the police station for the purpose of 1 Chapter IX of the Code of Criminal Procedure,
1898.
(2) Notwithstanding anything contained in Secs. 100 and 103 of the Indian Penal Code, a Reserve
Police officer employed as aforesaid may, when there is reasonable apprehension of assault on
himself or any Reserve Police officer or of damage or harm to any property or person which or
whom it is his duty to protect, use such force to the wrong-doer or assailant as may be
reasonably necessary even though the use of such force may involve risk of death of the wrongdoer or the assailant or any other person assisting such wrong-doer or assailant.
153. Offence in respect of resignation contrary to provisions. If any Reserve Police officer resigns
his appointment in contravention of Sec. 147, he shall be punished with imprisonment for a term
which may extend to one year or with fine which may extend to one thousand rupees or with
both.
154. Offence respect of refusal to deliver certificate of appointment, etc. Any Reserve Police officer
who wilfully neglects or refuses to deliver up his certificate of appointment or any other article in
accordance with sub-section (3) of Sec. 149, shall be punished with imprisonment for a term
which may extend to three months or with fine which may extend to five hundred rupees or with
both.
155. More heinous offences. Every Reserve Police officer who,
(a) begins, excites, causes, or conspires to cause or joins in any mutiny, or being present at any
mutiny, does not use his utmost endeavours to suppress it by force of arms, if necessary, or
knowing, or having reason to believe in, the existence of any mutiny, or of any intention or
conspiracy to mutiny or of any conspiracy against the State does not, without delay, give
information thereof to his superior officer present at or near the place; or
(b) uses, or attempts to use criminal force to, or commits an assault on his superior officer,
knowing or having reason to believe him to be such, whether on or off duty; or
(c) shamefully abandons or delivers up any post-guard, building fortification, or property which
is committed to his charge, or which it is his duty to defend; or
(d) in the presence of any person in arms against whom it is his duty to act, shamefully casts
away his arms or his ammunition or intentionally uses words of any other means to induce
any Reserve Police officer or any Police officer to abstain from acting against any such
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Now see Chapter X of CrPC, 1973.
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person in arms, or to discourage such officer from acting against any such person in arms or
who is otherwise guilty of cowardice or misbehaviour in the presence of any such person in
arms; or
(e) directly or indirectly holds correspondence with, or communicates intelligence to, or assists,
or relieves, any person in arms against the State, or any person conspiring against
Government or public security or any person to be arrested, or omits to discover
immediately to his superior officer present, any such correspondence or communications
coming to his knowledge; or
(f) directly or indirectly sells, gives away, or otherwise disposes, or agrees to, or assists in, the
sale, gift or disposal of any arms, ammunition or equipment to any such person as aforesaid,
or knowingly harbours or protects any such person; or
(g) while on active duty,(i) disobeys the lawful command of his superior officer; or
(ii) deserts his force or his post; or
(iii) being a sentry, or otherwise detailed to remain alert sleeps at his post or quits it
without being regularly relieved or without leave; or
(iv) without authority leaves his commanding officer for any purpose whatsoever; or
(v) uses criminal force to, or commits an assault on, any person whom he has not any
reason to believe to be in arms against the State and against whom it is his duty to act,
or without authority breaks into any house or other place for plunder or any illegal
purpose, or wilfully and unnecessarily plunders, destroys or damages any property of
any kind; or
(vi) intentionally causes or spreads a false alarm in action or in camp, garrison or quarters,
shall, on conviction, be punished with rigorous imprisonment for a term which may extend to
fourteen years and shall also be liable to fine.
Explanation. A Reserve Police officer shall be deemed to desert the force if he leaves his place of
duty or posting without the permission of his superior officer and he shall be deemed to desert his post
if he leaves any sentry, beat, point, building, vehicle, or other place at which or in which he is
specifically ordered by his superior officer to perform the duty assigned to him.
156. Less heinous offences. Every Reserve Police officer who,(a) assaults or uses or attempts to use criminal force to any sentry; or
(b) being in command of a guard, picquet or patrol, refuses to receive any prisoner lawfully
made over to his charge, or whether in such command or not, releases any prisoner or
person without proper authority or negligently suffers any prisoner or person to escape; or
(c) being in command of a guard, picquet or patrol, permits any person belonging to such
guard, picquet or patrol to engage himself in gambling or other behaviour prejudicial to
good order and discipline; or
(d) being under arrest or in confinement, leaves his arrest or confinement before he is set at
liberty by lawful authority; or
(e) is grossly insubordinate to his superior officer in the execution of his office; or
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(f) refuses to superintend or assist in making or carrying out of any construction of any
description ordered to be made either in quarter or in the field; or
(g) assaults or otherwise ill- uses any Reserve Police officer with reference to whom he is a
superior officer; or
(h) designedly or through neglect damages or loses or fraudulently or without due authority
disposes of his arms, clothes, tools, equip ment, ammunition, accoutrements or other
necessaries furnished to him for the execution of his office or any such articles entrusted to
him or to any other person; or
(i) malingers, feigns, or produces disease or infirmity in himself or intentionally delays his
cure or aggravates his disease or infirmity; or
(j) with intent to render himself or any other person unfit for duty, voluntarily causes hurt to
himself or any other person; or
(k) commits extortion or without lawful authority extorts from any person carnage, porterage or
provisions; or
(l) wilfully or negligently ill- treats, injures or causes the death of any animal or damages,
losses, or marks away with any animal or vehicle used in the public service;
shall, on conviction, be punished with rigorous imprisonment for a term which may extend to six
months or with fine which may extend to five hundred rupees, or with both.
157. Reserve Police officer in command to give information of offences committed under the Act by
Reserve Police officer under his charge. A Reserve Police officer who, being in command of
any guard, picquet, party, patrol or detachment and knowing of the commission or of a design to
commit any , offence punishable under the preceding three sections, by or on the part of any
Reserve Police officer under his command, intentionally, omits or without reasonable excuse, the
burden of proving which shall lie on him, fails to give information of such commission or design
to his superior officer shall, on conviction, be punished with rigorous imprisonment for a term
which may extend to six months or with fine which may extend to five hundred rupees or with
both.
158. Place of imprisonment and liability to dismissal on imprisonment. (l) Every person sentenced
under this Act to imprisonment may be dismissed from the State Reserve Police Force, and his
pay, allowance and any other moneys due to him, as well as any medals and decorations received
by him shall further be liable to forfeiture.
(2) Every such person shall, if he is so dismissed, be imprisoned in the prescribed period, but if he
is also not dismissed from the State Reserve Police Force, he may, if the court so directs, be
confined in the quarter- guard or such other place as the court may consider suitable.
159. Minor punishments.
(1) A Commandant. or subject to the control of the Commandant, an
Assistant Commandant or subject to the same control, an officer not below the rank of Jamadar in
independent command of a detachment or an outpost or in temporary command of Group
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Headquarters during the absence of the Commandant or Assistant Commandant may award to
any Reserve Police officer not higher in rank than a Battalion Havildar Major or to any follower
subject to his authority, any of the following punishments for the commission of any offence
against discipline which is not otherwise provided for in this Act, or which in the opinion of the
Commandant, Assistant Commandant or officer, as the case may be, is not of sufficiently serious
nature to call for the prosecution before a Criminal Court, that is to say, (a) punishment drill, extra guard, fatigue or any other duty for a term which may extend when
the order is passed by the Commandant to fourteen days, and, when the order is passed by
any other officer, to seven days;
(b) forfeiture of pay and allowance or such portion of pay and allowance as he considers
necessary for a period which may extend, when the order is passed by the Commandant, to
one month, and when the order is passed by any other officer, to ten days;
(c) fine to an amount not exceeding one months’ pay:
Provided that
(i) no power under this sub-section shall be exercised by a Commandant or Assistant
Commandant or other officer not below the rank of a Jamadar unless the person to be
awarded any of these punishments is under the command of such officer at the time when
the breach of discipline or misconduct occurred and also when the power is exercised, and
(ii) when more than one officer are competent under proviso (i) to exercise the power, the most
senior of such officers shall exercise the power.
(2) Any of the punishments specified in sub-section (1) may be awarded separately or with anyone
or more of the others:
Provided that fire shall not be awarded in combination with forfeiture of pay or allowances.
(3) No appeal shall lie from any order or punishment passed under this section except from an
order of punishment of fine as provided in sub section (4).
(4) An appeal against any order awarding punishment of fine shall lie to the Government or to such
officer as the Government may, by general or special order, specify in this behalf.
(5) Whenever a Commandant or an Assistant Commandant or other officer passes an order under
sub-section (1), he shall enter in a book to be kept for the purpose a brief description of the
default, together with the names of witnesses, explanation of the defaulter and the order of
punishment and shall sign and date each such order.
160. Protection for acts of members of Force. (1) In any suit or proceeding against any member of
the State Reserve Police Force for any act done by him in pursuance of a warrant or order of a
competent authority it shall be lawful for him to plead that such act was done by him under the
authority of such warrant or order.
(2) Any such plea may be proved by the production of the warrant or order directing the act, and if
it so proved, the member of the said Force shall thereupon, be discharged from liability in
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respect of the act so done by him, notwithstanding any defect in the jurisdiction of the authority
which issued such warrant or order.
161. Reserve Police officer to be a Police officer.
Except as specifically provided in this Chapter,
every Reserve Police officer shall for all purposes be deemed to be a Police officer as defined in
Sec. 2, and the provisions of this Act shall, except in so far as they are inconsistent with the
provisions of this Chapter, apply to every such Reserve Police officer.
CHAPTER XI
Miscellaneous
162. Disposal of fees, rewards, etc. All fees paid for licences or written permissions issued under this
Act, and all sums paid for the service of processes by Police officers, and all rewards, forfeiture
and penalties or share thereof which are by law payable to police officers as informers, shall,
save in so far to any such fees or sums belong under the provisions of any enactment in force to
any local authority, be credited to the Government:
Provided that with the sanction of the Government, or under any rule made by the Government in
that behalf the whole or any portion of such reward, forfeiture or penalty may, for special services, be
paid to a Police officer or be divided amongst two or more Police officers.
163. Power of Government to make rules. (1) The Government may, after previous publication, by
notification in the official Gazette make rules for carrying out the purposes of this Act.
(2) In particular and without prejudice to generality of the foregoing power, such rules may provide
for all or any of the following matters, namely:
(i) organisation and regulation of the Village Police, such as
(a) the relation of members of the Village Police Force to one another and to the regular
Police,
(b) the power or duties of Village Police officers of different grades,
(c) the manner of appointment of Police Patel and other Village Police officers and the
procedure to be followed in making such appointment;
(ii) for the registration, surveillance, and control of gangs or classes or persons believed to be
addicted to the systematic commission of crime and for the recording of finger impressions
by the Police of any person who (a) is in custody for a non-bailable offence, or
(b) has no settled abode and is suspected to be addicted to crime, or
(c) is a member of a gang or class of persons generally addicted to crime;
(iii) (a) regulation of the number, classes and grades of the State Reserve Police Force and its
administration and inspection ;
(b) recruitment, organisation, classification, and discip line of the sub ordinate ranks of the
State Reserve Police; and
(c) description and quantity of arms, accoutrements, clothing and other necessaries to be
furnished to the member.
(d) disposal of property taken charge under Sec. 75.
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(3) For every breach of any rule under Cl. (ii) of sub-section (2), the offender shall, on conviction,
be punished with imprisonment not exceeding eight days or with fine not exceeding ten rupees.
(4) All rules made by the Government under this Act, shall be laid as soon as may be after they are
made, before each House of the State Legislature while it is in session, for a total period of
thirty days, which may be comprised in one session or in two successive sessions and if, before
the expiry of the session in which it is so al id or the session immediately following, both
Houses agree in making any modification in the rule or both Houses agree that the rule should
not be made, the rule shall thereafter have effect only in such modified form or be of no effect,
as the case may be; so however that any such modification or annulment shall be without
prejudice to the validity of anything done under that rule.
(5) All rules made under this Act shall, subject to any modification made under sub-section (4),
have effect as if enacted in this Act.
164. Method of proving orders and notifications. Any order or notification published or issued by
the Government or by a Magistrate or officer under any provision of this Act, and the due
publication or issue thereof, may be proved by production of a copy thereof, in the official
Gazette or of a copy thereof signed by such Magistrate or officer, and by him certified to be a
true copy of the original published or issued according to the provisions of the section of this Act
applicable thereto.
165. Rules and orders not invalidated by defect in form or irregularity, in procedure.
No rule,
order, direction, adjudication, inquiry or notification made or published, and no act done under
any provision of this Act or of any rule made under this Act, or in substantial conformity to the
same, shall be deemed illegal, void, invalid or insufficient by reason of any defect of form or any
irregularity of procedure.
166. Presumption in prosecution for contravention of directions issued under Secs. 54, 55, 56 or 63.
Notwithstanding anything contained in any law for the time being in force in a prosecution for an
offence for the contravention of a direction issued under Secs. 54, 55, 56 or 63 on the production
of an authentic copy of the order, it sha ll, until the contrary is proved and the burden of proving
which shall lie on the accused, be presumed(a) that the order was made by the competent authority under this Act to make it ;
(b) that the authority making the order was satisfied that the grounds on or the purpose for
which it was made existed and that it was, necessary to make the same; and
(c) that the order was otherwise valid and in conformity with the provisions of this Act.
167. Officers holding charge of, or succeeding to vacancies competent to exercise powers.
Whenever in consequence of the office of a Commissioner, or Police officer becoming vacant,
any officer holds charge or additional charge of the post of such Commissioner, or Police officer
or succeeds, either temporarily or permanently to his office, such officer shall be competent to
exercise all the powers and perform all the duties respectively conferred and imposed by this Act
on such Commissioner, or Police officer, as the case may be.
168. Forfeiture of bond entered into by person permitted to enter or return to the area from which
he was directed to remove himself. If any person permitted under sub-section (1) of Sec. 62
fails to observe any condition imposed under the said sub-section or in the bond entered into by
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him under sub-section (2) of the said section, his bond shall be forfeited and any person bound
thereby shall pay the penalty thereof or show cause to the satisfaction of the court why such
penalty should not be paid.
169. Protection of Magistrate, Police officer or public servant. (1) No Magistrate or Police officer
shall be liable to any penalty or to payment of damage on account of any act done in good faith in
pursuance or intended pursuance of any duty imposed on any authority conferred on him by any
provision of this Act or of any other law for the time being in force or any rule, order or direction
made or given therein.
(2) No public servant or person duly authorised or appointed shall be liable to any penalty or to
payment of any damages for giving effect in good faith to any such order or direction issued
with apparent authority by the Government or by a person empowered in that behalf under this
Act or any rule or order or direction made or given thereunder.
170. Suits or prosecutions in respect of acts done under colour of duty as aforesaid not to be
entertained without sanction of Government.
(1) In any case of alleged offence by the
Commissioner, a Magistrate, Police officer or Reserve Police officer or other person, or of a
wrong alleged to have been done by such Commissioner, Magistrate, Police officer or Reserve
Police officer or other person, by any act done under colour or in excess of any such duty or
authority as aforesaid, or wherein it shall appear to the court that the offence or wrong if
committed or done was of the character aforesaid, the prosecution or suit shall not be entertained
except with the previous sanction of the Government.
(2) In the case of an intended suit on account of such a wrong as aforesaid, the person intending to
sue shall be bound to give to the alleged wrongdoer one month's notice at least of the intended
suit with sufficient description of the wrong complained of, failing which such suit shall be
dismissed.
(3) The plaint shall set forth that a notice as aforesaid has been served on the defendant and the
date of such service, and shall state whether any, and, if so, what tender of amends has been
made by the defendant. A copy of the said notice shall be annexed to the plaint endorsed or
accompanied with a declaration by the plaintiff of the time and manner of service thereof.
171. Licences and permissions to specify conditions, etc., and to be signed.
(1) Any licence or
written permission granted under the provisions of this Act shall specify the period and locality
for which, and the conditions and the restrictions subject to which, the same is granted, and shall
be given under the signature of the competent authority and such fee shall be charged therefor as
is prescribed by any rule under this Act in that behalf.
(2) Any licence or written permission granted under this Act may at any time be suspended or
revoked by the competent authority if any of its conditions or restrictions is infringed or evaded
by the person to whom it has been granted if such person is convicted of any offence in any
matter to which such licence or permission relates.
(3) When any such licence or written permission is suspended or revoked, or when the period for
which the same was granted has expired, the person to whom the same was granted, shall, for
all purposes of this Act, be deemed to be without a licence or written permission, until the order
for suspending or revoking the same is cancelled, or until the same is renewed, as the case may
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be.
(4) Every person to who m any such licence or written permission bas been granted shall, while the
same remains in force, at all reasonable times produce the same, if so required by a Police
officer.
Explanation. For the purpose of this section any such infringement or evasion by, or conviction
of, a servant or other agent acting on behalf of the person to whom the licence or written permission
has been granted shall be deemed to be infringement, or evasion by or, as the case may be, conviction
of, the person to whom such licence or written permission has been granted.
172. Public notices how to be given. Any public notice required to be given under any of the
provisions of this Act shall be in writing under the signature of a competent authority and shall be
published in the locality to be affected thereby, affixing copies thereof in conspicuous public
places, or by proclaiming the same with beat of drums, or by advertising the same in such local
newspapers, as the said authority may deem fit, or by any two or more of these means and by any
other means it may think suitable.
173. Consent, etc., of a competent authority may be proved by writing under his signature.
Whenever under this Act, the doing or the omitting to do anything or the validity of anything
depends upon the consent, approval, declaration, opinion or satisfaction of a competent authority
a written document signed by a competent authority purporting to conveyor set forth such
consent, approval, declaration, opinion or satisfaction shall be sufficient evidence thereof.
174. Signature on notices, etc., may be stamped. Every licence, written permission, notice or other
document, not being a summons or warrant, or search-warrant, required by this Act, or by any
rule thereunder to bear the signature of the Commissioner, shall be deemed to be properly signed
if it bears a facsimile of his signature stamped thereon.
175. Saving in respect of rescission of certain provisions. When(i) any rule or order is made under this Act for a limited period; or
(ii) any rule or order made under this Act is rescinded; or
(iii) any provision of sub-section (1) of Sec. 92 is extended to any local area for a limited
period; or
(iv) the extension of any provision of sub-section (1) of Sec. 92 to any local area is rescinded,
the provisions of Sec. 6 of the Mysore General Clauses Act. 1899, shall be applicable as if
the rule, order or provision in question were a permanent enactment and had been
repealed immediately before its expiry or rescission, as the case may be.
176. Saving of games of skill. For the removal of doubts it is hereby declared that the provisions of
Secs. 79 and 80 shall not be applicable to the playing of any pure game of skill and to wagering
by persons taking part in such game of skill.
177. Persons interested may apply to Government to annul, reverse or alter any order. (1) In the
case of any rule or order made by the Government under an authority conferred by this Act and
requiring the public or a particular class of persons to perform some duty or act, or to conduct or
order themselves or those under their control in a manner therein described, it shall be competent
to any person interested to apply to the Government, to annul, reverse or alter the rule or order
aforesaid on the ground of its being unlawful, oppressive or unreasonable.
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(2) After such an application as aforesaid and the rejection thereof wholly or in part or after the
lapse of six months without an answer to such application or a decision thereon published by
the Government, it shall be competent to the person interested and deeming the rule or order
contrary to law to Institute a suit against the State for a declaration that the rule or order is
unlawful either wholly or in part. The decision in such suit shall be subject to appeal; and a rule
or order finally adjudged to be unlawful shall by the Government be annulled or reversed or so
altered as to make it conformable to law.
178. Repeal and savings. The enactments mentioned in Schedule IV and any other laws or rules
corresponding to any provision of this Act are thereby repealed:
Provided that the provisions of Sec. 6 of the Mysore General Clauses Act. 1899, shall be
applicable in respect of the repeal of the said enactments and laws and Secs. 8 and 24 of the said Act
shall be applicable as if the said enactments and laws had been repealed and re-enacted by this Act.
179. Power to remove difficulties. If any difficulty arises in giving effect to the provisions of this Act
in consequence of the transition to the said provisions from the provisions of the Acts in force
immediately before the commencement of this Act, the Government may, by notification in the
official Gazette, make such provisions as appear to it to be necessary or expedient for removing
the difficulty.
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SCHEDULE I
(See Sec. 13)
Certificate of appointment in the Police Force
STATE OF MYSORE
No..................
Certificate of appointment issued under the
Mysore police Act, 1963……………………….
………………………………..
Photograph to be affixed
in the case of Inspectors
and Sub-Inspectors.
Shri.... .. …………….. .. has been appointed as
……..…………………….and is invested with
the powers, functions and privileges of a Police
officer under the Mysore Police Act,1963
(Mysore Act .........................of 1963).
On the...................day of............ 19….
Signature…………………
Designation………………
Seal
Particulars1. Father’s name …………………………
2. Native place …………………………
3. Age …………………………………..
4. Length of previous service, if any … ..
………………………………………..
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Pho tograph to be affixed in
the case of Inspectors and SubInspectors.
SCHEDULE II
(See Sec. 147)
Form of declaration to be signed before joining appointment
in the State Reserve Police Force
1. (Name in full)………………………………………………(designation in the case of a member of
a Police Force/address in the case of direct recruit)…………………………………………………
……………..I……………………………………..……….declare that(1) I am willing to serve, wherever posted, in the State Reserve Police Force.
(2) I shall not be entitled to resign my appointment in the State Reserve Police Force or to apply for
a transfer to any other Police Force until I have completed the prescribed period of service in
the State Reserve Police Force ; and.
(3) It shall not be entitled to resign my appointment or to apply for the transfer in the manner
specified in (2) above even after the completion of the prescribed period of service, if on the
relevant date I am on active duty or if my resignation or transfer, as the case may be, would
cause the vacancies in my Group to exceed such percentage of the sanctioned strength of the
Group as may for the time being have been prescribed by the State Government.
Signature in token of the above declaration having been read out and
explained to the declarant and of his having understood and accepted it.
Date…...............
Place..................
Signed in my presence after I had satisfied myself that (name in full).......................................
……………………………(designation in the case of a member of a Police Force/full address in the
case of a direct recruit)…………………………………………………………………………………....
has understood and accepted the declaration and signed it in my presence.
Signature………………..
Designation of the Officer before whom the
declaration is signed.
Commandant or Assistant
Commandant or Police officer.
Date……………………
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Place…………………..
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SCHEDULE III
(See Sec. 149)
Form of Certificate for a State Reserve Police Officer below
the rank of a Subedar
Seal
of the
Commandant
A. B has been appointed to the State Reserve Police Force in the State of Mysore and is vested
with the powers, functions and privileges of a Reserve Police Officer under the Mysore Police Act,
1963 (Mysore Act………………………..of 1963).
Signature…………………
Commandant,
State Reserve Police Force
Group…………………….
……………………………
SCHEDULE IV
(See Sec. 178)
Year
(1)
1861
No.
(2)
Central Act V
Short title
(3)
The Police Act, 1861.
1867
Central Act III
The Public Gambling Act, 1867.
1922
Central Act XXII
The Police (Incitement to Disaffection) Act, 1922.
1867
Bombay Act VIII
The Bombay Village Police Act, 1867.
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1887
Bombay Act IV
The Bombay Prevention of Gambling Act, 1887.
1951
Bombay Act XXII
The Bombay Police Act, 1951.
1951
Bombay Act XXXVIII
The Bombay State Reserve Police Act, 1951.
1305 F
Hyderabad Act II
The Hyderabad Gambling Act, 1305 Fasli.
1329 F
Hyderabad Act X
The Hyderabad District Police Act, 1329 Fasli.
1951
Hyderabad Act XXIX
The Hyderabad Public Security Measures Act, 1951.
1816
Madras Regulation XI
The Madras Village Police Regulation, 1816.
1821
Madras Regulation IV
The Madras Village Police Regulation, 1821.
1859
Madras Act XXIV
The Madras District Police Act, 1859.
1888
Madras Act II of 1888
Madras Places of Public Resort Act, 1888.
1930
Madras Act III
The Madras Gambling Act, 1930.
1948
Madras Act III
The Madras Suppression of Disturbances Act, 1948
1948
Madras Act VIII
The Police (Madras Amendment) Act, 1948.
1908
Mysore Act V
The Mysore Police Act, 1908.
1952
Mysore Act XXVII of
1952
The Mysore Places of Public Resort Act, 1952.
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