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THE SPECIAL POWERS ACT, 1974

(ACT NO. XIV OF 1974).
  Part No : Chapter No : Section No: [ 9th February, 1974  
  
     An Act to provide for special measures for the prevention of certain prejudicial activities, for more speedy trial and effective punishment of certain grave offences and for matters connected therewith.
 
    WHEREAS it is expedient to provide for special measures for the prevention of certain prejudicial activities, for more speedy trial and effective punishment of certain grave offences and for matters connected therewith;



It is hereby enacted as follows:-
 
CONTENTS
 
SECTIONS
 
1. Short title
2. Definitions
3. Power to make orders detaining or removing certain persons
4. Execution of detention orders
5. Power to regulate place and conditions of detention
6. Detention orders not to be invalid or inoperative on certain grounds
7. Powers in relation to absconding persons
8. Communication of grounds of order
9. Constitution of Advisory Board
10. Reference to Advisory Board
11. Procedure of Advisory Board
12. Action upon the report of Advisory Board
13. Revocation of detention orders
14. Temporary release of persons detained
15. Sabotage
16. Omitted
17. [Omitted.]
18. [Omitted.]
19. Control of subversive associations
20. Prohibition of formation of certain associations or unions
21. Protected places
22. Protected areas
23. Enforcement of the provisions of sections 21 and 22
24. Curfew
25. Penalty for hoarding or dealing in black-market
25A. Penalty for counterfeiting currency-notes and Government stamps
25B. Penalty for smuggling
25C. Penalty for adulteration of, or sale of adulterated food, drink, drugs or cosmetics
25D. Penalty for attempt, etc.
25E. Offences by companies
26. Offences under this Act and certain other offences to be tried by Special Tribunals
27. Procedure of Special Tribunals
28. Powers of Special Tribunals
29. Application of the Code to proceedings of Special Tribunals
30. Appeals and confirmation of death sentences
30A. Power of Government to remit, suspend or commute any sentence
31. Bar on trial de-novo
32. Offences to be cognizable and non-bailable
33. Report by police officer to Government
34. Bar on jurisdiction of Courts
34A. Execution of death sentences
34B. Act to over-ride all other laws
35. Power to make rules
36. Repeals and savings
SCHEDULE
 
 

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