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THE CHITTAGONG METROPOLITAN POLICE ORDINANCE, 1978

(ORDINANCE NO. XLVIII OF 1978).
  Part No : Chapter No : Section No: [ 22nd November, 1978  
  
     An Ordinance to provide for the constitution of a separate police-force for the Chittagong Metropolitan Area and for the regulation thereof.
 
    WHEREAS it is expedient to provide for the constitution of a separate police-force for the Chittagong Metropolitan Area and for the regulation thereof and for matters connected therewith or ancillary thereto;



NOW, THEREFORE, in pursuance of the Proclamations of the 20th August, 1975 and 8th November, 1975, and in exercise of all powers enabling him in that behalf, the President is pleased to make and promulgate the following Ordinance:-
 
CONTENTS
 
SECTIONS
 
CHAPTER I
PRELIMINARY
1. Short title, extent and commencement
2. Definitions
3. Application of Act V of 1861
4. Jurisdiction of District Magistrate barred in certain cases
CHAPTER II
CONSTITUTION AND ORGANISATION OF THE CHITTAGONG METROPOLITAN POLICE
5. Constitution of the Force
6. Superintendence of the Force
7. Police Commissioner, Additional Police Commissioners, Deputy Police Commissioners and Assistant Police Commissioners
8. Appointment of subordinate officers
9. Transfer
10. Auxiliary police-officer
CHAPTER III
ADMINISTRATION OF THE FORCE
11. Power of Police Commissioner to make orders for administration of the Force
12. Punishment of subordinate officers
13. Police-officer to be deemed always on duty
14. Resignation of subordinate officers
CHAPTER IV
POWERS AND DUTIES OF POLICE-OFFICERS
15. General duties of police-officers
16. Duties of police-officers towards the public and arrested persons
17. Duties of police-officers to keep order in streets, etc.
18. Persons bound to conform to reasonable directions given by police-officers
19. Power of police-officers to enforce their directives
20. Power of police-officers to lay information, etc.
21. Power of police-officers to search suspected persons in streets, etc.
22. Enforcement of directions, notifications, public notices and orders given, issued or made under sections 28, 29, 30, 31, 32 or 33
23. Charge of unclaimed property and disposal thereof 24. Impounding of cattle
24.Impounding of cattle
25.Powers as to inspection, search and seizure of false weights and measures
CHAPTER V
POLICE REGULATIONS
26. Power of Police Commissioner to make regulation
27. Police Commissioner may authorise erection of barriers on streets
28. Power of Police Commissioner and other police-officers to give directions to the public
29. Power of Police Commissioner to prohibit certain acts for prevention of disorder
30. Power of Police Commissioner to prohibit assembly or procession
31. Power of Police Commissioner to reserve any street or public place for any public purpose
32. Power of Police Commissioner to requisition vehicles
33. Power of Police Commissioner to prohibit, restrict or regulate use of music, etc.
34. Orders for prevention of riot, etc.
35. Police to provide against disorder, etc., at places of amusement and public meetings
36. Stray dogs to be destroyed
37. Suffering or unfit animals to be destroyed
CHAPTER VI
SPECIAL MEASURES FOR MAINTENANCE OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND ORDER
38. Employment of additional police on application
39. Employment of Additional police at certain places
40. Dispersal of gangs
41. Removal of persons about to commit offence
42. Removal of persons convicted of certain offences
43. Period of operation of orders under section 40, 41 or 42
44. Hearing to be given before order under section 40, 41 or 42 is made
45. Appeal
46. Certain orders of Police Commissioner or Government not to be called in question
47. Procedure on failure of person to leave Metropolitan Area and his entry therein after removal
CHAPTER VII
OFFENCES, PENALTIES AND PROCEDURE
48. Penalty for refusal to serve as auxiliary police-officer
49. Penalty for making false statement, etc.
50. Penalty for misconduct of police-officer
51. Penalty for contravention of section 14
52. Penalty for neglect or refusal to deliver up certificate of appointment, etc.
53. Penalty for unlawful entry and search by police-officer
54. Penalty for vexatious search, detention, etc., by police-officer
55. Penalty for personal violence, threat, etc., by police-officer
56. Penalty for detention in custody beyond a certain period
57. Penalty for unauthorised use of police uniform
58. Penalty for contravention of regulations under section 26
59. Penalty for contravention of directions under section 28
60. Penalty for contravention of prohibition under section 29
61. Penalty for contravention of order under section 30
62. Penalty for contravention of prohibition under section 31
63. Penalty for contravention of order under section 33
64. Penalty for contravention of order under section 40, 41 or 42
65. Penalty for entering without permission
66. Penalty for failure to conform to directions of police-officer
67. Penalty for wrong driving and violation of traffic-regulations
68. Penalty for wrong parking
69. Penalty for obstructing a footway
70. Penalty for causing obstruction in street or public places
71. Penalty for exposing anything for sale contrary to regulation
72. Penalty for letting loose any animal
73. Penalty for exposing animal or vehicle for hire or sale, etc.
74. Penalty for making or repairing vehicle in street or public place
74A. Penalty for keeping or storing building materials or other articles in street or public place
75. Penalty for slaughtering animal or cleaning a carcass
76. Penalty for soliciting for purposes of prostitution
77. Penalty for indecent behaviour in public
78. Penalty for teasing women
79. Penalty for obstructing or annoying passengers in streets
80. Penalty for misbehaviour with intent to provoke a breach of peace
81. Penalty for exhibiting mimetic, musical or other performance, etc.
82. Penalty for committing nuisance in or near street, etc.
83. Penalty for begging and exposing offensive ailments
84. Penalty for bathing or washing in places not set apart for the purpose
85. Penalty for smoking and spitting in contravention of a notice
86. Penalty for wilful trespass
87. Penalty for false alarm of fire or damage to fire-alarm
88. Penalty for being found under suspicious circumstances between sunset and sunrise
89. Penalty for carrying weapon without authority
90. Penalty for possession of property of which no satisfactory account can be given
91. Penalty for taking liquor, etc., into hospital, etc.
92. Penalty for omission by pawn-brokers, etc., to report to police possession of stolen property
93. Penalty for melting, etc., of such property
94. Penalty for gambling in street
95. Penalty for permitting disorderly conduct at places of public amusement
96. Penalty for selling admission tickets at higher price
97. Penalty for allowing cattle to stray in street or trespass upon property
98. Penalty for affixing bills or otherwise defacing building, etc.
99. Penalty for lighting fires, discharging guns or letting off fire-works
100. Abetment of offences
101. Offences committed by firms, etc.
102. Cognizance of offences
103. Power of arrest without warrant
104. Disposal of certain specified cases
105. Power of police-officer to impose penalty in certain cases
106. Prosecution for offences under other laws not affected
CHAPTER VIII
MISCELLANEOUS
107. Regulations, orders, etc., not invalidated by defect of form or irregularity in procedure
108. Indemnity
109. Limitation of legal proceedings
110. Public notices how to be given
111. Stamping of signature
112. Power of Government to include or exclude areas in or from Metropolitan Area
113. Power to make rules
114. Amendment of certain laws
SCHEDULE
 
 

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