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(8) the inspection of the residences and villages of any such tribe, gang, or class, and the prevention or removal of contrivances for enabling the residents therein to conceal stolen property, or to leave their place of residence without.


(9) the terms upon which registered persons may be discharged from the operation of this Act;

(10) the mode in which criminal tribes shall be settled and removed ;

(11) the control and supervision of reformatory settlements;

(12) the works on which, and the hours during which persons placed in a reformatory settlement, shall be employed, the rates at which they shall be paid, and the disposal, for the benefit of such persons, of the surplus proceeds of their labour after defraying the whole or such part of the expenses of their supervision and control as to the local Government shall seem fit;

(13) 'the disciplino. to which persons endeavouring to escape from any such settlement, or otherwise offending against the rules for the time being in force, shall be submitted ; the periodical' visitation of such settlement, and the removal from it of such persons as it shall seem expedient to remove;

(14) and generally to carry out the purposes of this Act. Penalties for breach . XIX. Any person violating any of the rules made of rules

under Section 18 shall be punished with rigorous imprisonment for a term which may extend to six months, or with fine, or with whipping, or with all or any two of those punishments; and, on any second conviction for a breach of any of the said rules, with rigorous imprisonment which may extend to one year, or with fine, or with whipping to be inflicted in the manner prescribed by any law in force for the time being in relation to whipping, or with all or

any two of those punishments. Arrest of registered XX. Any person registered under the provisions of this person found be.

prencribed Aot, who is found in any part of British India beyond the limits,

limits so prescribed for his residence, without such pass as


may be required by the said rules, or in a place or at a time not permitted by the conditions of his pass,

or who escapes from a reformatory settlement,

may be arrested without warrant by any police officer or village-watchman, and taken before a magistrate, who, on proof of the facts, shall order him to be removed to the district in which he ought to have resided, or to the reformatory settlement from which he has escaped (as the case may be), there to be dealt with according to the rules under this Act for the time being in force,

The rules for the time being in force for the transmission of prisoners shall apply to all persons removed under this section : provided that an order from the local Government or from the inspector-general of prisons shall not be necessary for the removal of such persons.

XXI. It shall be the duty of every village-headman Village headmen and and village-watchman in a village in which any persons

otbers bound to

give information. belonging to a tribe, class, or gang which has been declared criminal reside, and of every owner or occupier of land on which any such persons reside, to give the earliest information in his power at the nearest police station of

(1) the failure of any such person to appear and give information, as directed in Section 8;

(2) the departure of any such person from such village, or from such land (as the case may be).

And it shall be the duty of every village-headman and village-watchman in a village, and of every owner or occupier of land, to give the earliest information in his

power at the nearest police station of the arrival at such village or on such land (as the case may be) of any persons who may reasonably be suspected of belonging to any such tribe, class, or gang.

XXII. Any village-headman, village-watchman, owner Penalty on failing to or occupier of land, who shall fail to comply with the re sive information. quirements of Section 21, shall be deemed to have committed an offence under the first part of Section 176 of the Indian Penal Code..

XXIII. All magistrates and other persons are hereby In lemnity for acting indemnified for anything heretofore done under the Circular


Order 18 of 1856 Order 18 of 1856 of the judicial commissioner of the of Judicial Cum


missioner of the Punjab, or ander any orders of the local Governments of Punjab.

the North-Western Provinces or Oudh relating to the registration cr detention of tribes regarded by such local Guvernments as criminal tribes; and no suit or other proceeding shall be maintained against any such magistrate or other person in respect of anything so done.


EUNUCHS. Registers of eunuchs XXIV. The local Government shall cause the following and their property.

registers to be made and kept up by such officer as, from to time, it appoints in this behalf:

(a) a register of the names and residences of all eunuchs residing in any town or place to which the local Government specially extends this Part of this Act, who are reasonably suspected of kidnapping or castrating children, or of committing offences under Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, or of abetting the commission of any of the said offences; and

(6) a register of the property of such of the said eunuchs as, under the provisions hereinafter contained, are required

to furnish information as to their property. "Eunuch' defined. The term 'eunuch' shali for the purposes of this Act, be

deemed to include all persons of the male sex who admit themselves, or on medical inspection clearly appear to be

impotent. Complaints of entries XXV. Any person deeming himself aggrieved by any in register.

entry made 'or proposed to be made in such register, either when the register is first made or subsequently, may complain to the said officer, who shall enter such person's name or erase it, or retain it, as he sees fit.

Every order for erasure of such person's name shall state the grounds on which such person's name is erased.

The commissioner shall have power to review any order passed by such officer on such complaint, either on appeal

by the complainant or otherwise. Penalty ou registerer XXVI. Any eunuch so registered, who appears dressed or

sunnch appearing ornamented like a woman, in a public street or place, or in in female clotbes; public, or for bile? any other place with the intention of being seen from a

public street or place,


or who dances or plays music or takes part in any public 'exhibition in a public street or place or for hire in a private house,

may be arrested without warrant, and shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to two years, or with fine, or with both. XXVII. Any eunuch so registered who has in luis charge Penalty on registered


keeping or keeps in the house in which he resides, or under his con. boy under sixteen. trol, any boy who has not completed the age of sixteen years, shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to two years, or with five, or with both. XXVIII. The magistrate may direet that any such boy Powers to order re

turn of such boys shall be returned to lvis parents or guardians if they can be found in the house

of an eunuch to discovered. If they cannot be discovered, the magistrate may

their parents, or make such arrangements as he thinks necessary for the

otherwise to pro

vide for them, maintenance and education of such boy, and may direct that the whole or any part of a fine infticted under Section 27 may be employed in defraying the cost of such arrangements.

The local Government may direct out of what local or municipal fund so much of the cost of such arrangements as is not' met by the fine imposed, shall be defrayed. XXIX. No eunuch so registered shall be capable

Disabilitieg' of

gistered eunuchs. (a) of being or acting as guardian to any minor, (6) of making a gift, (c) of making a will, or

(d) of adopting a son. XXX. Any officer authorized by the local Government in Power to ' require

information as this behalf may, from time to time, require any eunuch so regi-tered eunuch's registered to furnish information as to all property, whether property. movable or immovable, of or to which he is possessed or entitled, or which is held in trust for him. Any such eunuch intentionally omitting to furnish such Penalty for refusing

such information. information, or furnishing, as true, information on the subject which he knows or bas reason to believe to be false, shall be deemed to have committed an offence under Section 176 or 177 of the Indian Penal Code, as the case may be.

XXXI. The local Government may, with the previous Rules for making and sanction of the Governor-General in Council, make rules for

keeping up regis

ters of eunuchs. the making and keeping up and charge of registers made under this part of the Act.



A. D. 1871.' ACT XXVIII.

An Act to amend the European Vagrancy Act, 1869.

Passed on the 19th October 1871. Preamble.

WHEREAS it is expedient to amend the European Vagrancy

Act, No. XXI. of 1869; it is hereby enacted as follows:Amendment of Act I. After Section 31, the following section be shall read :

XXI. of 1869. Liability of consignee “31A. When any person of European extraction lands mals in charge of in India, being or having been during his passage to India Europeans arriving in charge of, or in attendance upon any animal, and becomes in India and be coming vagrants.

chargeable to the state as a vagrant within one year after
his arrival in India, then

the consignee of such animal,
or the agents in India for the sale of such animal,
or, if such consignee or agent cannot be found,

the agent to whom the ship in which such animal arrived in India was consigned,

shall be liable to pay to the Government the cost of such person's removal under this Act, and all other charges incurred by the state in consequence of his becoming a vagrant.

Any such consignee or agent shall be entitled to charge the consigner or principal for any payment to the Government under this section.

For the purposes of this section, consignee' inciudes any person who undertakes to dispose of such animal for the benefit of the consigner.

• Agent includes any person who undertakes the agency

of such ship, though it may not have been consigned to him." Commencement. II. This Act shall come into force as against any agent

to whom any such ship may have been consigned, on the first day of January 1872;

as against all other persons, on the passing thereof. Coustruction,

III. This Act shall be read with, and taken as part of the European Vagrancy Act, 1869,

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