The Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 (CrPc)
109. Security for good behaviour from suspected persons.
When 1[an Executive Magistrate] receive information that there is within his local jurisdiction a person taking precautions to conceal his presence and that there is reason to believe that he is doing so with a view to committing a cognizable offence, the Magistrate may, in the manner hereinafter provided, require such person to show cause why he should not be ordered to execute a bond, with or without sureties, for his good behaviour for such period, not exceeding, one year, as the Magistrate thinks fit.
1. Subs. by Act 63 of 1980, sec.2 for ” Judicial Magistrate” (w.e.f. 23-9-1980)