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Section 37 – WORKS OF DEFENCE ACT, 1903



Section 37. Magistrate to enforce the terms of the Act


If the Collector or officer authorised under section 6 is opposed or impeded in doing anything directed or permitted by this Act, he shall, if a Magistrate, enforce compliance, and, if not a Magistrate, he shall apply to a Magistrate 1[or (within any area for which a Commissioner of Police has been appointed) to the Commissioner of Police] and such Magistrate or Commissioner (as the case may be) shall enforce compliance.




1. Substituted for the words “or (within the towns of Calcutta, Madras and Bombay) to the Commissioner of Police” by the Works of Defence (Amendment) Act, 1974 (50 of 1974), S. 3 (12-12-1974).



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