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1 THE CATTLE-TRESPASS ACT, 1871

(ACT NO. I OF 1871).
  Part No : Chapter No : Section No: [ 13th January, 1871  
  
     2 An act to consolidate and amend the law relating to Trespasses by Cattle.
 
Preamble
    WHEREAS it is expedient to consolidate and amend the law relating to trespass by cattle; It is enacted hereby follows:-
 
CONTENTS
 
SECTIONS
 
CHAPTER I
PRELIMINARY
1. Title and extent
2. Repeal of Acts References to repealed Acts
3. Interpretation- clause
CHAPTER II
POUNDS AND POUND-KEEPERS
4. Establishment of pounds
5. Control of pounds Rates of charge for feeding impounded cattle
6. Appointment of pound-keepers
Pound-keepers may hold other offices
Pound-keepers to be “public servants”
7. To keep registers and furnish returns
8. To register seizures
9. To take charge of and feed cattle
CHAPTER III
IMPOUNDING CATTLE
10. Cattle damaging land
Police to aid seizures
11. Cattle damaging public roads, canals and embankments
12. Fines for cattle impounded
List of fines and charges for feeding
CHAPTER IV
DELIVERY OR SALE OF CATTLE
13. Procedure when owner claims the cattle and pays fines and charges
14. Procedure if cattle be not claimed within a week
15. Delivery to owner disputing legality of seizure but making deposit
16. Procedure when owner refuses or omits to pay the fines and expenses
Deduction of fines and expenses
Delivery of unsold cattle and balance of proceeds
Receipt
17. Disposal of fines, expenses and surplus proceeds of sale
18. [Repealed]
19. Officers and pound-keepers not to purchase cattle at sales under Act
Pound-keepers when not to release impounded cattle
CHAPTER V
COMPLAINTS OF ILLEGAL SEIZURE OR DETENTION
20. Power to make complaints
21. Procedure on complaint
22. Compensation for illegal seizure or detention
Release of cattle
23. Recovery of compensation
CHAPTER VI
PENALTIES
24. Penalty for forcibly opposing the seizure of cattle or rescuing the same
25. Recovery of penalty for mischief committed by causing cattle to trespass
26. Penalty for damage caused to land or crops or public roads by pigs
27. Penalty on pound-keeper failing to perform duties
28. Application of fines recovered under sections 25, 26 or 27
CHAPTER VII
SUITS FOR COMPENSATION
29. Saving of right to sue for compensation
30. Set- off
CHAPTER VIII
SUPPLEMENTAL
31. Power for Government to transfer certain functions to local authority and direct credit of surplus receipts to local fund
32.Power for Magistrate of the District to appoint the Chairman of Municipalities or President, of Union Boards to discharge the functions of an officer under section 14
33.Delegation of certain powers of the Magistrate of the District
 
 

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