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The Code of Criminal Procedure, 1898

( ACT NO. V OF 1898 )

Chapter VIII


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

Security for good behaviour from vagrants and suspected persons
109. Whenever 1[District Magistrate or an Executive Magistrate] receive information-
(a) that any person is taking precautions to conceal his presence within the local limits of such Magistrate's jurisdiction, and that there is reason to believe that such person is taking such precautions with a view to committing any offence, or
(b) that there is within such limits a person who has no ostensible means of subsistence, or who cannot give a satisfactory account of himself,
such Magistrate may, in manner hereinafter provided, require such person to show cause why he should not be ordered to execute a bond, with sureties, for his good behaviour for such period, not exceeding one year, as the Magistrate thinks fit to fix.

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    The words and comma “District Magistrate, or an Executive Magistrate” were substituted for the words and commas “a Metropolitan Magistrate, District Magistrate, or Sub-divisional Magistrate or Magistrate of the first class” by section 40 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (Amendment) Act, 2009 (Act No. XXXII of 2009) (with effect from 1st November, 2007).
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