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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 habitual offenders
110. Whenever a 1[District Magistrate, or anyother Executive Magistrate] specially empowered in this behalf by the Government receives information that any person within the local limits of his jurisdiction-
(a) is by habit a robber, house-breaker, thief, or forger, or
(b) is by habit a receiver of stolen property knowing the same to have been stolen, or
(c) habitually protects or harbours thieves or aids, in the concealment or disposal of stolen property, or
(d) habitually commits, or attempts to commit, or abets the commission of, the offence of kidnapping, abduction, extortion, cheating or mischief, or any offence punishable under Chapter XII of the Penal Code, or under section 489A, section 489B, section 489C or section 489D of that Code, or
(e) habitually commits, or attempts to commit, or abets the commission of, offences involving a breach of the peace, or
(f) is so desperate and dangerous as to render his being at large without security hazardous to the community,
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 three years, as the Magistrate thinks fit to fix.

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    The words and comma “District Magistrate, or any other Executive Magistrate” were substituted for the words and commas “Metropolitan Magistrate, District Magistrate, or Sub-divisional Magistrate or a Magistrate of the first class” by section 41 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (Amendment) Act, 2009 (Act No. XXXII of 2009) (with effect from 1st November, 2007).
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