OF AID AND INFORMATION TO THE MAGISTRATES, THE POLICE AND PERSONS MAKING ARRESTS
Public when to assist
42. Every person is bound to assist [any Magistrate whether Judicial or Executive] or police officer reasonably demanding his aid,-
(a) in the taking or preventing the escape of any other person whom such Magistrate or police-officer is authorized to arrest;
(b) in the prevention or suppression of a breach of the peace, or in the prevention of any injury attempted to be committed to any railway, canal, telegraph or public property.
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