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native criminal judge within the limits of whose local jurisdiction the offence may have been committed, be sentenced for every such offence to pay a fine of forty Madras rupees.

articles of foring from troopers or other soldiers liable to fiue.

Second. From and after the date of the promulgation of Persons purchasing this regulation, any person who shall buy or receive any grain, hay, straw, or other forage provided for the use of any horse or horses belonging to the Company's service, from any trooper or other soldier, native as well as European, knowing him to be such, or shall move, procure, counsel, or solicit any such trooper or other soldier, knowing him to be such, to sell or otherwise dispose of any such grain, hay, straw, or other forage as aforesaid, shall, on conviction before the criminal, joint criminal, or native criminal judge within the limits of whose local jurisdiction the offence may have been committed, be sentenced for every such offence to pay a fine of forty Madras rupees.

Third. Upon payment of the fines adjudicable under the provisions of Clauses First and Second of this section, one. moiety thereof shall be given to the informer, and the said fines shall be commutable, if not paid, to imprisonment for three months.

Moiety of fine to be

given to informer, and if not paid, to be commuted to imprisonment.

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ACTS OF THE GOVERNMENT OF INDIA.

AN ACT to empower Commanding Officers of Military stations out of British territories to administer oaths within the limits of their Military Stations.

Passed on the 11th April 1836.

Comman ding officers

may

the peace.

IT is hereby enacted, that the commanding officer of any baths as justices of military station occupied by troops in the service of the East India Company, out of the territories of the said Company, shall be competent to administer within the limits of such military station any oath which a justice of the peace is competent to administer within the said territories, and that such oath shall, in all respects, be of the same effect as if taken within the said territories before a justice of the peace.

Offences against the revenue in Madras not cognizable by courts of Chingle

put

A.D. 1836. ACT IX.

A.D. 1837. ACT XXII.

AN ACT for the removal of the Collectorate of Madras from the jurisdiction of the Judges and Magistrates of Chingleput.

Passed on the 25th September 1837.

I. It is hereby enacted, that from the 1st day of November 1837, neither the criminal judge nor the magistrate of the zillah of Chingleput, shall have any jurisdiction in respect of offences committed within the collectorate of Madras against any Regulation relating to the public

revenue.

II. And it is hereby enacted, that the whole jurisdiction

but by superintend

ent of police at now belonging to the said criminal judge, and also the

Madras.

whole jurisdiction now belonging to the said magistrate in

A. D. 1839. ACT XXII.

AN ACT for enabling persons charged with offences to make their defence more effectually.

Passed on the 9th September 1839.

I, II, III. Repealed by Act VIII. of 1868.

IV. And it is hereby enacted that all persons under All persons under trial in any of Her Majesty's courts of justice shall be entitled, at the time of their trial, to inspect, without fee or reward, all depositions or copies thereof which have been taken against them, and returned into the court before which such trial shall be had.

trial are entitled at the time of trial to inspect, without fee, all depositions taken against them.

respect of such offences, shall, from the 1st day of November 1837, belong to the magistrate of police of the town of Madras, and shall be exercised by the said magistrate according to the rules by which the said criminal judge and the said magistrate are now bound to exercise the same.

III. Repealed by Act XIII. of 1856.

IV. Provided always that it shall be lawful for the said magistrate in cases in which the said criminal judge or the said magistrate would now be empowered to commit any person to the gaol of Chingleput, to commit such person to any gaol within the collectorate of Madras.

V. Repealed by Act XIII. of 1856.

A. D. 1840. ACT XVII.

Superintendent of police may commit to any gaol within the Madras collectorate.

AN ACT for amending Regulation V. of 1831 of the Madras Code, as far as the same regards Penalties for certain breaches of the Salt Laws.

Passed on the 10th August 1840.

WHEREAS great inconvenience has been experienced in con- Preamble.
sequence of sending persons accused of petty offences against
the salt laws for trial in the criminal courts, who might be
more conveniently tried by magistrates as in the case of
other offences subject to the same amount of punishment :

of the salt laws recoverable before magistrates.

It is hereby enacted, in modification of Regulation V. of Penalties for breaches 1831 of the Madras Code, that all penalties prescribed by the Madras Code for any breaches of the salt laws shall be recoverable before the magistrate of the district: Provided Provison. always, that it shall be lawful for any such magistrate before whom any person shall be charged with the commission of any offence against the salt laws, at his discretion, to proceed against such person in the same manner as against persons charged with offences the punishment of which rests with the criminal court. Provided also, that no magistrate shall, under the authority of this Act, punish any offender by a fine exceeding 50 rupees, or by imprisonment with or without labour for a longer period than thirty days.

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