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move such animal alive from his land or premises without the same shed or in
contact with any licence of the keeper of the hospital pound for the range, or of animal labouring some person authorized by the magistrate of the district to
under any contagigrant such licence. Every such licence shall be in writing, and shall only permit the removal of such animal to some place where it can be conveniently kept apart from all other animals, until the hospital pound keeper, or other person authorized as aforesaid, is satisfied that there is no reasonable probability of such animal propagating the disease. XIII. If any person who may be in charge of any animal Penalty for failing to
give notice when at the time of its being attacked by a contagious or infectious animal is attacked disorder, shall fail to give notice to the hospital pound keeper by disease. of the village, as required in Section 4, the said person shall be liable, on conviction before a magistrate, to a fine not exceeding rupees five for every instance of such neglect, commutable, if not paid, to simple imprisonment for any period not exceeding ten days.
XIV. Any person who shall fail to comply with the Penalty for refusing directions of a hospital pound keeper, or of a person duly
or of a person duly of cattle pound authorized by the magistrate of the distriot in that behalf, keeper, &c. as to the impounding any diseased animal, or to the disinfecting any premises or place where any diseased animal may have been kept, or to the disinfecting or destroying any fodder, manure, and refuse matter which may be likely to propagate the disease, or who may remove, without a licence, any animal which has been in the same shed or stable, or in the same herd or flock, or in contact with any animal laboring under any contagious or infectious disease, shall, on conviction before a magistrate, be liable, for every such offence, to a fine of twenty rupees, commutable, if not paid, to simple imprisonment for any period not exceeding ten days.
XV. In any district or part of a district in which this Penalty for opposing Act is in force, it shall be the duty of all hospital pound pounding of disease keepers, of all police officers not below the rank of a head . ed animals. constable, and of such other persons as the magistrate of the distriot may especially empower, to seize and impound all animals suffering from contagious or infectious disease, and any person who shall forcibly oppose such seizure, or who
shall forcibly rescue the animals after such seizure, shall be deemed to have committed an offence punishable under
Section 186 of the Indian Penal Code. Owner may prefer XVI. Any person whose animals shall have been seized
complaint to magis. trate within ten as being diseased, may prefer a complaint against the seizure days of the seizure. at any time within ten days from the date thereof, to any of his animals.
magistrate. The complaint may be either verbal, in which case the substance of it shall be taken down in writing by the magistrate, or written upon plain paper, and shall be preferred by the complainant in person, or by an agent personally acquainted with the circumstances. If, on examination of the complainant or his agent, the magistrate shall see reason to believe the complaint to be well founded, he shall summon the party complained against, and shall proceed to make a suminary inquiry into the case. If the seizure be adjudged illegal, the magistrate shall award to the complainant such damages as he may deem to be reasonable compensation for any loss or injury sustained from the unlawful seizure, together with all expenses incurred by the complainant in procuring the release of the animals ; or, if the animals have not been released, the magistrate, in addition to the award of damages, shall make an order for their release, and shall direct that the expenses leviable under this Act shall be paid by the party who made the seizure. The amount of all damages and expenses so awarded shall be recoverable according to the process prescribed in Act No. V of 1865 (Madras) for the recovery of forfeitures or penalties
imposed under the authority of Act XXIV of 1859. Fees and fines to be XVII. All fines levied under this Act shall be credited
credited to cattle pound fund. to the cattle pound fund established under the provisions
of Act III of 1857, which fund shall be available for payment of all expenses incurred under the provisions of this Act: provided that it shall be lawful for the officer inflicting a fine under this Act to direct any portion thereof, not
exceeding one-half, to be paid to the informer. Govercor in Council
XVIII. It shall be lawful for the Governor in Council may make and pre by notice published in the Fort Saint George Gazette, to make with penalty for and prescribe such bye-laws as may from time to time seem breach.
necessary, for the more effectually preventing the spreading
of infectious or contagious diseases among animals, provided that such bye-laws shall not be repugnant to the provisions of this or any other Act. A breach of any such byelaws shall render the party liable, on conviction before a magistrate, to a fine not exceeding rupees ten, commutable to simple imprisonment for fifteen days.
A. D. 1867, ACT VIII,
An Act to incorporate the Police of the Town of Madras with
the general Police of the Madras Presidency; to extend
Passed on 1st September 1867.
I. The following words and expressions in this Act shall Interpretation. have the meanings hereby assigned to them unless there be something in the subject or context repugnant to such construction, (that is to say),
The words “common gaming-house” shall be taken to Common gaming mean any house, walled enclosure, room, or place in which cards, dice, tables or other instruments of gaming are kept or used for the profit or gain of the person owning, occupying, using or keeping such house, room, enclosure, or place, whether by way of charge for the use of the instruments of gaming, or of the house, enclosure, room or place, or otherwise howsoever.
The word “cattle" shall, besides horned cattle, include Cattle, horses, assos, mules, sheep, goats, and swine.
Town police to be in II. The police of the town of Madras shall be incorporcorporated
with general police.
ated with, and shall form a part of, the general police force of the Madras Presidency, and the town of Madras shall form a part of the general police district; and all the provisions of Act XXIV. of 1859 shall apply to persons who at present do belong or who hereafter may belong to the town police,
unless so far as the contrary is herein expressly declared. Amalgamation
of III. The police superannuation fund constituted under police superannua- Act XIII. of 1856 shall cease to exist, and all money standtion funds.
ing to its credit shall be paid into the police superannuation fund constituted under Act XXIV of 1859; but no person who is a subscriber to the town police superannuation fund at the time this Act comes into operation, shall be liable to any monthly deduction from his pay at a greater rate than half an abna in the rupee, or shall be deprived of any of the privileges wbich he would have had under Sections 18 and
19 of Act XIII of 1856. Appointment aod re IV. The immediate administration of the police of the moval of commissioner of police.
town of Madras, subject to the authority of the inspector general of police, shall be vested in an officer to be styled the commissioner of police for Madras, who shall, from time to time, be appointed by the Government of Fort Saint George, and may be removed by the same, authority, and
who shall receive such salary as the Governor General Act XXIV of 1859 of India in Council shall allow. All the provisions of Act and such provisions of Criminal Pro- XXIV of 1859 and of the Criminal Procedure Code, which cedure Code 28 ap. apply to a district or deputy superintendent of police, shall ply to a district or deputy superin. apply to the commissioner of police; and for the purposes tendent of police of this Act, Sections 68, 97, 127, 128, 129, 130, 131, 132, missioner of police. 133, 137, 152, and 153 of the Criminal Procedure Code shall
be read as if the words "commissioner of police” were substituted for the words“ magistrate," "magistrate of the district,” or “magistrate in charge of a division of a district," and Section 97 of the said code shall be read as if the words “or before the commissioner of police” followed at the end of
the section. Appointment of de V. The Government of Fort Saint George, with the sancputies or assistants
to the commission- tion of the Governor General of India in Council, may from er of police,
time to time appoint one or more deputies or assistants to
of shall not
the commissioner of police, who shall be competent to per-
police a niagistrate of police under this Act, but, with the sanotion
ordinarily of the Governor General of India in Council, may be appoint
magistrate. ed to that office when the Government of Fort Saint George, for special reasons, may deem it expedient. VII. The coinmissiɔner of police shall be appointed a Appointment of com
missioner of police, justice of the peace ; but unless he is vested with the juris and of his deputies
assistants diction of a magistrate of police, he shall act as a justice only
justices of so far as may be necessary for the preservation of the peace, peace, subject to
certain restrictions. the prevention of crimes, and the detection, apprehension, and detention of offenders, in order to their being brought before a magistrate of police, and so far as may be necessary for the performance of the duties assigned to the commissioner by this Act. The deputies or assistants to the commissioner of police may be appointed justices of the peace, and, if so appointed, shall act in that capacity, subject to the above restriction.
VIII. The commissioner of police may, of his own au- Special police officers thority, appoiot special police officers to assist the police force
may be appointed
by commissioner of on any temporary emergency; and the provisions of Act police. XXIV of 1859, Sections 17 and 18, shall apply to the special officer so appointed. IX. The town police shall be governed by all the provisions Town police to be go
verned by Crimin of the Criminal Procedure Code, contained in Chapters IV
nal Procedure Codo to 1X inclusive, so far as they are applicable, with the exception of Sections 125, 147, 148, 149, 150, 154, 158, 160, and 161. Provided always that the officer in charge of a police station shall not be required to bind over the prosecutor and witnesses as directed in Section 151 of the said code, if their immediate attendance can be procured without recognizances.
X. The Government of Fort Saint George may consti- Police districts, tute, within the town of Madras, so many police districts as to the said Government shall seem fit, ard define the extent thereof, and from time to time alter the number and extent