THE VAGRANCY ACT, 1943

(BENGAL ACT NO. VII OF 1943).
  [25th October, 1943]
 
 
     
   
 
CHAPTER I
PRELIMINARY
 
  Definitions  
2. In this Act, unless there is anything repugnant in the subject or context,-



(1) “Board” means the Vagrancy Advisory Board established under sub-section (i) of section 3;



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(3) “child” means a person under the age of fourteen years;

(4) “Controller” means the Controller of Vagrancy appointed under sub-section (1) of section 4;



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(6) “prescribed” means prescribed by rules made under this Act;



(7) “receiving centre” means a house or institution for the reception and temporary detention of vagrants, provided by the Government or certified as such under sub-section (1) of section 12;



(8) “Special Magistrate” means a Magistrate empowered to act as such under section 5;



(9) “vagrant” means a person found asking for alms in any public place, or wandering about or remaining in any public place in such condition or manner as makes it likely that such person exists by asking for alms but does not include a person collecting money or asking for food or gifts for a prescribed purpose;



(10) “vagrants' home” means an institution provided by the Government under sub-section (1) of section 13 for the permanent detention of vagrants.
 
 
 
1 Clause (2) was omitted by First Schedule of the East Pakistan Ordinance No. XXVIII of 1960

2 Clause (5) was omitted by First Schedule of the East Pakistan Ordinance No. XXVIII of 1960

 
 

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