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Section 1 – The Prisoners Act,1900

The Prisoners Act,1900

(Act No. 3 of 1900)

[2nd February 1900]

To be construed as referring also to Reformatory Schools.

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:

Section 1. Short title and extent

(1) This Act may be called the Prisoners Act,1900.

(2) It extends to the whole of India except the territories which immediately before the 1st November 1956, were comprised in Part B States.

STATE AMENDMENTS

Andhra Pradesh

In Sub-section (2) of Section 1, after the expression “except the territories which immediately before 1st November,1956 were comprised in Part B States” add the expression “other in the territories specified in sub-section (1) of section 3 of the State Reorganisation Act,1956” . [A.P. Act 3 of 1958]

Madhya Pradesh

In sub-section (2) of Section I after “Part B States” add the words “other than the Madhya Bharat and Sironj regions of the State of Madhya Pradesh” . [M.P. Act 23 of 1958].

Maharashtra

In sub-section (2) of Section 1, after the words and letter “comprised in Part B States” add the words “other than the Hyderabad and Saurasthra areas of the State of Bombay” . [Bom. Act 15 of 1959.]

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