The Delhi Special Police Establishment Act, 1946

 
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THE DELHI SPECIAL POLICE ESTABLISHMENT ACT, 1946 ACT NO. 25 OF 1946

[19th November, 1946.]

An Act to make provision for the constitution of a special police force 2*[in Delhi for the investigation of certain offences in 3*[the Union territories]] for the superintendence and administration of the said force and for the extension to other areas 4* *** of the powers and jurisdiction of members of the said force in regard to the investigation of the said offences;

WHEREAS it is necessary to constitute a special police force 2*[in Delhi for the investigation of certain offences in 3*[the Union terri-

tories]] and to make provision for the superintendence and administra-

tion of the said force and for-the extension to other areas 4* * * of the powers and jurisdiction of the members of the said force in regard to the investigation of the said offences;

1.

Short title and extent.

1.Short title and extent. (1) This Act may be called the Delhi Special Police Establishment Act, 1946.

(2) It extends to the whole of India.5* ***

2.

Constitution and powers of special police establishment.

2.(1)Constitution and powers of special police establishment.

Notwithstanding anything in the Police Act, 1861, the Central Government may constitute a special police force to be called the Delhi Special Police Establishment 6* * * for the investigation 7*[in any 8*Union territory]] of offences notified under section 3.

(2) Subject to any orders which the Central Government may make in this behalf, members of the said police establishment shall have throughout 9*any 8*Union territory]], in relation to the investigation of

[See footnote 1 for this section]

such offences and arrest of persons concerned in such offences, all the, powers, duties, privileges and liabilities which police officers of 1*[that Union territory] have in connection with the investigation of offences committed therein.

(3)Any member of the said police establishment of or above the rank of Sub-Inspector may, subject to any orders which the Central Government may make in this behalf, exercise in 2*[any 3*[Union terri-

tory] ] any of the powers of the officer in charge of a police station in the area in which he is for the time being and when so exercising such powers shall, subject to any such orders as aforesaid, be deemed to be an officer in charge of a police station discharging the functions of such an officer within the limits of his station.

3.

Offences to be investigated by special police establishment.

3.Offences to be investigated...

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