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Section 8 – The Railway Property (Unlawful Possession) Act,1966

The Railway Property (Unlawful Possession) Act,1966

Section 8. Inquiry how to be made against arrested persons

(1) When any person is arrested by an officer of the Force for an offence punishable under this Act or is forwarded to him under Section 7, he shall proceed to inquire into the charge against such person.

(2) For this purpose the officer of the Force may exercise the same powers and shall be subject to the same provisions as the officer incharge of a police station may exercise and is subject to under the 1[Code of Criminal Procedure 1898], when investigating a cognizable case:

(a) If the officer of the force is of opinion that there is sufficient evidence or reasonable ground of suspicion against the accused person, he shall either admit him to bail to appear before a Magistrate having jurisdiction in the case, or forward him in custody to such Magistrate;

(b) If it appears to the officer of the Force that there is not sufficient evidence or reasonable ground of suspicion against the accused person, he shall release the accused person on his executing a bond, with or without sureties as the officer of the Force may direct, to appear, if and when so required before the Magistrate having jurisdiction, and shall make a full report of all the particulars of die case to his official superior.

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1. See now the Code of Criminal Procedure,1973.

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