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The Railways Act, 1890

( ACT NO. IX OF 1890 )

Chapter IX



Arrest of persons likely to abscond or unknown
132. (1) If a person commits any offence under this Act, other than an offence mentioned in the last foregoing section, or fails or refuses to pay any excess charge or other sum demanded under section 113, and there is reason to believe that he will abscond or his name and address are unknown, and he refuses on demand to give his name and address, or there is reason to believe that the name or address given by him is incorrect, any railway servant or police-officer, or any other person whom such railway servant or police-officer may call to his aid, may, without warrant or other written authority, arrest him.
(2) The person arrested shall be released on his giving bail or, if his true name and address are ascertained, on his executing a bond without sureties for his appearance before a Magistrate when required.
(3) If the person cannot give bail and his true name and address are not ascertained, he shall with the least possible delay be taken before the nearest Magistrate having jurisdiction.
(4) The provisions of Chapters XXXIX and XLII of the 1[Code of Criminal Procedure, 1898,] shall, so far as may be, apply to bail given and bonds executed under this section.

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