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Section 5 – The Probation of Offenders Act,1958

The Probation of Offenders Act,1958

Section 5. Power of court to require released offenders to pay compensation and costs

(1) The Court directing the release of an offender under Section 3 or Section 4, may, if it thinks fit, make at the same time a further order directing him to pay-

(a) Such compensation as the court thinks reasonable for loss or injury caused to ‘any person by the commission of the offence; and

(b) Such costs of the proceedings as the court thinks reasonable.

(2) The amount ordered to be paid under subsection (1) may be recovered as fine in accordance with the provisions of Section 386 and 387 of the Code.

(3) A civil court trying any suit, arising out of the same matter for which the offender is prosecuted, shall take into account any amount paid or recovered as compensation under sub-section (1) in awarding damages.

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