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Section 13 – The Prisoners Act,1900

The Prisoners Act,1900

Section 13. Delivery of persons arrested in pursuance of warrant of High Court or Civil Court in presidency-town

(1) Every person arrested in pursuance of a writ warrant or order of the High Court in the exercise of its original civil jurisdiction, or in pursuance of a warrant of any Civil Court established in a Presidency-town under any law or enactment for the time being in force, or in pursuance of a warrant issued under Section 5, shall be brought without delay before the Court by which, or by a Judge of which, the writ, warrant or order was issued awarded or made, or before a Judge thereof, if the said Court, or a Judge thereof, is then sitting for the exercise of original jurisdiction.

(2) If the said Court, or a Judge thereof, is not then sitting for the exercise of original jurisdiction, such person arrested as aforesaid shall, unless, a Judge of the said Court otherwise directs, be delivered to the Superintendent for intermediate custody, and shall be brought before the said Court, or a Judge thereof, at the next sitting of the said Court, or of a Judge thereof, for the exercise of original jurisdiction in order that such person may be dealt with according to law; and the said Court or Judge shall have power to make or award all necessary orders or warrants for that purpose.



In its application to State of Maharashtra, in Section 13, –

(a) In sub-section (1) for the words “a Presidency-town” substitutes the words “Greater Bombay” ;

(b) In the marginal note to the said section, for the words “Presidency-town” substitutes the words “Greater Bombay” . [Bom Acts 7 of 1949 and 15 of 1959].

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