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The Code of Criminal Procedure, 1898

( ACT NO. V Of 1898 )

Chapter VI

OF PROCESSES TO COMPEL APPEARANCE

B.—Warrant of Arrest

Warrant may be directed to landholders, etc.
78.(1) 1[Magistrate of the first class] may direct a warrant to any landholder, farmer or manager of land within his 2[local Jurisdiction] for the arrest of any escaped convict, proclaimed offender or person who has been accused of a non-bailable offence, and who has eluded pursuit.
 
 
(2) Such landholder, farmer or manager shall acknowledge in writing the receipt of the warrant, and shall execute it if the person for whose arrest it was issued, is in, or enters on, his land or farm, or the land under his charge.
 
 
(3) When the person against whom such warrant is issued is arrested, he shall be made over with the warrant to the nearest police-officer, who shall cause him to be taken before a Magistrate having jurisdiction in the case, unless security is taken under section 76.

  • 1
    The words “Magistrate of the first class” were substituted for the words “District Magistrate or Sub-divisional Magistrate” by section 25 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (Amendment) Act, 2009 (Act No. XXXII of 2009) (with effect from 1st November, 2007).
  • 2
    The words “local Jurisdiction” were substituted for the words “District or Sub-division” by section 25 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (Amendment) Act, 2009 (Act No. XXXII of 2009) (with effect from 1st November, 2007).
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