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Section 5 – The Prisoners Act,1900

The Prisoners Act,1900

Section 5. Warrants, etc., to be directed to Police Officers

Every writ or warrant for the arrest of any person issued by the High Court in the exercise of its ordinary, extraordinary or other criminal jurisdiction shall be directed to and executed by a Police Officer within the local limits of such jurisdiction.



In its application to the State of Maharashtra,-

(a) In the heading to Part III, for the words “the Presidency-towns” , substitute the words “greater Bombay” ;

(b) In Section 5-

(i) After the words “criminal jurisdiction” inserts the words “or by the Court of Session for the Greater Bombay” ;

(ii) After the words “such jurisdiction” adds the words “or within the limits of Greater Bombay, as the case may be.” [Bom. Acts 7 of 1949 and 15 of 1959].

Tamil Nadu

Section 5 shall be renumbered as subsection (1) of Section 5 and after sub-section (1) as so renumbered add the following sub-section, namely:-

“(2) Every warrant for the arrest of any person issued by a Court of Session shall be directed to, and executed by, a police officer within the local limits of its jurisdiction” . [Mad. Act 11 of 1958).

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