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Section 17 – The Railway Protection Force Act,1957

The Railway Protection Force Act,1957

Section 17. Penalties for neglect of duty, etc

(1) Without prejudice to the provisions contained in section 9, every member of the Force who shall be guilty of any violation of duty or wilful breach or neglect of any rule or regulation of lawful order made by a superior officer, or who shall withdraw from the duties of his office without permission, or who, being absent on leave, fails, without reasonable cause, to report himself for duty on the expiration of the leave, or who engages himself without authority in any employment other than his duty as a member of the Force, or who shall be guilty of cowardice, shall be liable, on conviction before a Magistrate, to imprisonment for a period not exceeding six months.

(2) Notwithstanding anything contained in the Code of Criminal Procedure,1898(5 of 1898), an offence punishable under this section shall be cognizable.

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