Orders for prevention of riot, etc.
34. (1) In order to prevent or suppress any riot or grave disturbance of peace, the Police Commissioner may, by order in writing, temporarily close or take possession of any building or place and exclude all or any persons therefrom, or allow access thereto to such persons only and on such terms as he may deem expedient.
(2) If the lawful occupier of such building or place suffers substantial loss or injury by reason of the action taken under sub-section (1), he shall be entitled, on application made to the Police Commissioner within one month from the date of such action, to receive reasonable compensation for such loss or injury unless such action was, in the opinion of the Police Commissioner, rendered necessary either by the use to which such building or place was put or intended to be put or by the misconduct of persons having access thereto.
(3) In the event of any dispute in any case under sub-section (2), the decision of the Government shall be final as to the amount, if any, to be paid, and as to the person whom it is to be paid.
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