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Section 18 – The Prisoners Act,1900

The Prisoners Act,1900

Section 18. Execution in the States of certain capital sentences not ordinarily executable there

(1) Where a Court established by the authority of the Central Government exercising, in or with respect to territory beyond the limits of the States, jurisdiction which the Central Government has in such territory,-

(a) Has sentenced any person to death, and

(b) Being of opinion that such sentence should, by reason of there being in such territory no secure place for the confinement of such person or no suitable appliances for his execution in a decent and human manner, be executed in the States, has issued its warrant for the execution of such sentence to the officer in-charge of a prison in the State,

Such officer shall, on receipt of the warrant, cause the execution to be carried out at such place as may be prescribed therein in the same manner, and subject to the same conditions in all respects as if it were a warrant duly issued under the provisions of 1[Section 381 of the Code of Criminal Procedure,1898 (5 of 1898).]

(2) The prisons of which the officers in-charge are to execute sentences under any such warrants as aforesaid shall in each State be such as the State Government may, by general or special order, direct.


1. See now Code of Criminal Procedure,1973 (Act 2 of 1974).

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