The Special Powers Act, 1974

( ACT NO. XIV Of 1974 )

An Act to provide for special measures for the prevention of certain prejudicial activities, for more speedy trial and effective punishment of certain grave offences and for matters connected therewith.

 
 
 
WHEREAS it is expedient to provide for special measures for the prevention of certain prejudicial activities, for more speedy trial and effective punishment of certain grave offences and for matters connected therewith;
 
 
 
 
It is hereby enacted as follows:-
 
 
 

CONTENTS

SECTIONS

1. Short title

2. Definitions

3. Power to make orders detaining or removing certain persons

4. Execution of detention orders

5. Power to regulate place and conditions of detention

6. Detention orders not to be invalid or inoperative on certain grounds

7. Powers in relation to absconding persons

8. Communication of grounds of order

9. Constitution of Advisory Board

10. Reference to Advisory Board

11. Procedure of Advisory Board

12. Action upon the report of Advisory Board

13. Revocation of detention orders

14. Temporary release of persons detained

15. Sabotage

16. Omitted

17. [Omitted.]

18. [Omitted.]

19. Control of subversive associations

20. Prohibition of formation of certain associations or unions

21. Protected places

22. Protected areas

23. Enforcement of the provisions of sections 21 and 22

24. Curfew

25. Penalty for hoarding or dealing in black-market

25A. Penalty for counterfeiting currency-notes and Government stamps

25B. Penalty for smuggling

25C. Penalty for adulteration of, or sale of adulterated food, drink, drugs or cosmetics

25D. Penalty for attempt, etc.

25E. Offences by companies

26. Offences under this Act and certain other offences to be tried by Special Tribunals

27. Procedure of Special Tribunals

28. Powers of Special Tribunals

29. Application of the Code to proceedings of Special Tribunals

30. Appeals and confirmation of death sentences

30A. Power of Government to remit, suspend or commute any sentence

31. Bar on trial de-novo

32. Offences to be cognizable and non-bailable

33. Report by police officer to Government

34. Bar on jurisdiction of Courts

34A. Execution of death sentences

34B. Act to over-ride all other laws

35. Power to make rules

36. Repeals and savings

Schedule

SCHEDULE