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The Identification of Prisoners Act, 1920

( ACT NO. XXXIII OF 1920 )

Taking of measurements, etc., of convicted persons
3. Every person who has been-
(a) convicted of any offence punishable with rigorous imprisonment for a term of one year or upwards, or of any offence which would render him liable to enhanced punishment on a subsequent conviction, or
(b) ordered to give security for his good behaviour under section 118 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1898,
shall, if so required, allow his measurements and photograph to be taken by a police officer in the prescribed manner.

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