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The Code of Criminal Procedure, 1898

( ACT NO. V Of 1898 )

Chapter XIII

PREVENTIVE ACTION OF THE POLICE

Arrest to prevent such offences
 
 
151. A police-officer knowing of a design to commit any cognizable offence may arrest, without orders from a Magistrate and without a warrant, the person so designing, if it appears to such officer that the commission of the offence cannot be otherwise prevented.

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