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THE PRISONERS ACT, 1900

(ACT NO. III OF 1900).
  Part No : Chapter No : Section No: [ 2nd February, 1900  
  
     1 An Act to consolidate the law relating to Prisoners confined by order of a Court.
 
    WHEREAS it is expedient to consolidate the law relating to prisoners confined by order of a Court; It is hereby enacted as follows:-
 
CONTENTS
 
SECTIONS
 
PART I
PRELIMINARY
1. Short title and extent.
2. Definitions
PART II
GENERAL
3. Officers in charge of prisons to detain persons duly committed to their custody.
4. Officers in charge of prisons to return writs, etc., after execution or discharge.
PART III
[Omitted]
[Omitted]
PART IV
EXECUTION OF SENTENCES
14. References in this Part to prisons, etc., to be construed as referring also to Reformatory Schools.
15. Power for officers in charge of prisons to give effect to sentences of certain courts.
16. Warrant of officer of such Court to be sufficient authority
17. Procedure where officer in charge of prison doubts the legality of warrant sent to him for execution under this Part.
18. Execution in Bangladesh, etc., of certain capital sentences not ordinarily executable there.
PART V
[Omitted]
[Omitted]
PART VI
REMOVAL OF PRISONERS
28. References in this Part to prisons, etc., to be construed as referring also to Reformatory Schools.
29. Removal of prisoners.
30. Lunatic prisoners how to be dealt with.
31. [Repealed]
PART VII
PERSONS UNDER SENTENCE OF TRANSPORTATION
32. Appointment of places for confinement of persons under sentence of transportation and removal thereto.
PART VIII
DISCHARGE OF PRISONERS
33. Release, on recognizance, by order of High Court Division of prisoner recommended for pardon.
PART IX
PROVISIONS FOR REQUIRING THE ATTENDANCE OF PRISONERS AND OBTAINING THEIR EVIDENCE.
Attendance of Prisoners in Court
34. References in this Part to prisons, etc., to be construed as referring also to Reformatory Schools.
35. Power for Civil Courts to require appearance of prisoner to give evidence.
36. District Judge in certain cases to countersign orders made under section 35.
37. Power for certain Criminal Courts to require attendance of prisoner to give evidence or answer to charge.
38. Order to be transmitted through Magistrate of the district or sub-division in which person is confined.
39. Procedure where removal is desired of person confined more than one hundred miles from place where evidence is required.
40. Persons confined beyond limits of appellate jurisdiction of High Court Division.
41. Prisoner to be brought up.
42. Power to Government to exempt certain prisoners from operation of this Part.
43. Officer in charge of prison when to abstain from carrying out order.
Commissions for Examination of Prisoners
44. Commissions for examination of prisoners.
45. Commissions for examination of prisoners beyond limits of appellate jurisdiction of High Court Division.
46. Commission how to be directed.
Service of Process on Prisoners
47. Process how served on prisoners.
48. Process served to be transmitted at prisoner’s request.
Miscellaneous
49. [Omitted]
50. Deposit of costs.
51. Power to make rules under this Part
52. Power to declare who shall be deemed officer in charge of prison.
53. [Repealed]
SCHEDULE
 
 

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