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A.D. 1841. ACT XVIII.

An Act for consolidating and amending the Enactments concerning the Exportation of Military Stores.

Passed on the 30th August 18+1. Arms and military 1. It is hereby enacted, that arms, ammunition, and mili

stores can be ex. ported only under tary stores (with the exception of arms in the possession of licence.

individuals for private use), shall not be exported, or otherwise taken from the territories of the East India Company, without a licence from a public officer or officers for each Presidency, to be indicated by the Governments of the respective Presidencies for the purpose of granting such licences, and a full compliance with all such rules and conditions as may be prescribed for the guidance of such officer or officers in regard to such exports by the aforesaid Governments re

spectively. And any arms, ammunition, or military stores • which any person shall export, or attempt to export, or take

as aforesaid, contrary to this Act, shall thereby become forfeited, on the award of the officer or officers authorized as aforesaid to grant licences, or the collector of customs; and every person offending in the premises contrary to this Act shall be liable, on conviction before a magistrate, to a penalty

not exceeding 500 rupees. More than 50 lbs. of II. And it is bereby enacted, that any person who shall

gunpowder may not collect or keep in one place, or within places not exceeding be kept in one place without a licence. three miles in distance from each other, any quantity of gun

powder exceeding fifty pounds, without a licence from such officer as aforesaid, shall be liable, on conviction before a magistrate, to a penalty not exceeding 500 rupees, and such gunpowder shall become forfeited on the award of the officer or officers authorized to grant licences as aforesaid, or the

collector of customs. Local governments

III. And it is hereby enacted, that it shall be lawful for may allow such exportations, without any of the Governments aforesaid to allow at any port or licence.

ports the exportation of arms, ammunition, and military stores as aforesaid, without any such licence as aforesaid, as they shall deem expedient.

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An Act to forbid trading by the Officers of the Supreme

Passed on the 17th June 1848. For the better discharge of their duties by the officers of Preamble. the undermentioned courts of justice; it is enacted as follows : 1. No officer of any of the courts of judicature estab- Oficers not to receive

gifts, to trade, &c. lished by Royal Charter within the territories subject to the Government of the East India Company, or of any court established for the relief of insolvent debtors within the said territories, shall directly or indirectly by himself, or by any other person or persons on lois behalf, accept from any person or persons any gift or reward for any act or bebaviour in his office, other than his legal salary and fees and profits of office; or hold any office in any bank or public company, except as hereinafter excepted; or carry on or be concerned in any dealings as a banker or trader, or as agent, factor, or broker, either for his own advantage, or for the advantage of any other person or persons : except such dealings as it may be part of the duty of any such officer by virtue of his office to carry on. II. This Act shall not be construed to forbid any officer When practising usu

al fees may of any of the said courts, who is also a practising advocate,

takev, &c. attorney, solicitor or proctor in any of the said courts, from taking the usual fees and emoluments of advocates, attorneys, solicitors or proctors; nor to apply to any advocate, attorney, solicitor, proctor, sheriff, assignee, receiver or committee, so far as he is held to be in that capacity, merely for some purposes, an officer of any of the said courts.




III. This Act shall not be construed to forbid any officer Unpaid offices of any of the said courts from holding any unpaid office


&c. quay be held. in any society for charitable purposes, or for the advancement of knowledge, or for the encouragement of science, art, or manufactures.

What punisbment IV. Every officer of any of the said courts, who shall may be awarded.

knowingly offend against this Act, shall, on conviction thereof, be liable to be punished by deprivation of his office ; and also, by the sentence of the court before which he shall be convicted, may be declared incapable, and in that case shall become incapable, of being appointed to the same or any other office of the same court, or to serve Her Majesty or the East India Company in the territories under the Government of the East India Company, or in such part of the said territories as shall be specified in the sentence; or in the discretion of the court may be otherwise punished by fine, or fine and imprisonment, for his misdemeanor', as to the court shall seem fit, regard being had to the nature of his offence.

A. D. 1849. ACT IX.

An Act for enabling one Police Magistrate to exercise in certain

cases the powers of two Justices in the Presidency of Fort St. George.

Passed on the 12th May 1819.

Whereas it is expedient to apply the provisions of the Actg.
No. IV, 1835 and No. XXXII. 1838, to the Presidency of

Madras ; it is enacted as follows :
A Justice of the I. All powers whatever in criminal cases, which by vir-

appointed tue of any law now in force may be exercised by two Jusmagistrate may ex. ercise powers of tices of the Peace, or by two Police Magistrates within the

Presidency of Fort St. George and places subordinate thereto, may be exercised by one Justice of the Peace appointed to be a Police Magistrate within the said Presidency.

II. Repealed by Act VIII. of 1868.


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For regulating Inquiries into the behaviour of Public Serrants.

Passed on the 1st November 1850.


WHEREAS it is expedient to amend the law for regulating inquiries into the behaviour of public servants not remov

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An Act for the better custody of State Prisoners.

Passed on the 23rd August 1850. Whereas doubts have been entertained whether state Preamble. prisoners confined under Regulation III. 1818, of the Bengal Code, can be lawfully detained in any fortress, gaol, or other place, within the limits of jurisdiction of any of the supreme courts of judicature established by royal charter, and it is expedient that such doubts be removed, and the powers of the said Regulation extended to all the territories under the government of the East India Company; it is enacted as follows: I. The warrant of commitment of any state prisoner, Warrant 'of commit

ment under Reg. under Regulation III. 1818, of the Bengal Code, may be

III. 1818 may be

directed to any ofdirected to the sheriff of the gaol of any of the supreme. ficer in charge of a courts of. judicature established by royal charter in the said territories, or to the commandant of any fortress, or to the officer in charge of any gaol or other place, in which it is deemed expedient that such state prisoner be confined, in any part of the said territories; and such warrant shall be sufficient authority for the detention of such state prisoner in the fortress, gaol or other place mentioned in the warrant. II. Regulation III. 1818,* of the Bengal Code, shall Regulation III, 1818

to extend to sheriff be extended and applied to every sheriff, commandant or &c. haviog state

prisoner in officer, having any state prisoner in custody under the said

tody. regulation, as explained and extended by this Act. III. Any state prisoner, now confined under any such Prisoners already in

cop finement under warrant within the jurisdiction of any of the said supreme

to be

deemed lawfully courts, under the warrant of the Governor General in

coafined. Council, shall be deemed to have been lawfully committed thereunto.t



* This Regulation for the confinement of state prisoners is applicable to the Bengal Presidency only. The correspooding enactment for the Madras Presidency is Reg. II, of 1819.

+ This section is extended to the Governor in Council of Fort St. George by Act III. 1858, Section 3.

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