The Sarais Act,1867
Section 8. Power to order reports from keepers of sarais
The keeper of a sarais shall from time to time, if required so to do by an order of the Magistrate of the District served up him, report, either orally or in writing s may be directed by the Magistrate, to such Magistrate or to such person as the Magistrate shall appoint, every person who resorted to such sarais during the preceding day or ought.
If written reports are required for any space of time, exceeding a single day or night, schedules shall be furnished by the Magistrate of the District to the keeper.
The keeper shall from time to time kill up the said schedule with information so required, and transmit them to the said Magistrate, in such manner and at such intervals as may from time to time be ordered by him.