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The Code of Criminal Procedure, 1898

( ACT NO. V Of 1898 )

Chapter VIII

OF SECURITY FOR KEEPING THE PEACE AND FOR GOOD BEHAVIOUR

B.—Security for keeping the peach in the Cases and Security for Good Behaviour

Security for keeping the peace in other cases
107.(1) Whenever 1[a District Magistrate or any other Executive Magistrate] is informed that any person is likely to commit a breach of the peace or disturb the public tranquillity or to do any wrongful act that may probably occasion a breach of the peace, or disturb the public tranquillity, the Magistrate if in his opinion there is sufficient ground for proceeding may, in manner hereinafter provided, require such person to show cause why he should not be ordered to execute a bond, with or without sureties, for keeping the peace for such period not exceeding one year as the Magistrate thinks fit to fix.
 
 
(2) Proceedings shall not be taken under this section unless either the person informed against or the place where the breach of the peace or disturbance is apprehended, is within the local limits of such Magistrate's jurisdiction, and no proceedings shall be taken before any Magistrate, 2[other than the] 3[ ***] District Magistrate, unless both the person informed against and the place where the breach of the peace or disturbance is apprehended, are within the local limits of the Magistrate's jurisdiction.

  • 1
    The words “a District Magistrate or any other Executive Magistrate” were substituted for the words and commas “a Metropolitan Magistrate, District Magistrate, Sub-divisional Magistrate or Magistrate of the first class” by section 38(a) of the Code of Criminal Procedure (Amendment) Act, 2009 (Act No. XXXII of 2009) (with effect from 1st November, 2007).
  • 2
    The words "other than the Chief Metropolitan or" were substituted, for the words and letter "other than a" by section 2 and Schedule of the Code of Criminal Procedure (Amendment) Ordinance, 1976 (Ordinance No. LXXXVI of 1976)
  • 3
    The words “Chief Metropolitan or” were omitted by section 38(b) of the Code of Criminal Procedure (Amendment) Act, 2009 (Act No. XXXII of 2009) (with effect from 1st November, 2007).
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