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The Lepers Act, 1898

( ACT NO. III OF 1898 )

Re-arrest of escaped lepers
12. Whoever, having been sent to a leper asylum under an order of a Magistrate in Form C or Form D set forth in the schedule, escapes from, or leaves, the asylum without the permission in writing of the Superintendent thereof, may be arrested without a warrant by any police-officer or by any other person especially empowered by the Government by order in writing in this behalf, and upon arrest shall be forthwith taken back to the leper asylum.

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