The Sarais Act, 1867

 
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THE SARAIS ACT, 1867 ACT NO. 22 OF 1867 1*

[15th March, 1867.]

An Act for the regulation of public Sarais and Puraos Preamble.-WHEREAS it is expedient to provide for the regulation of public Sarais and Puraos It is hereby enacted as follows:-

  1. [Repeal of Bengal Regulation 14 of 1807, section 11, clause 5.]

  2. [Repeal of Bengal Regulation 14 of 1807, section 11, clause 5.] Rep. by the Amending Act, 1891 (12 of 1891).

  3. Interpretation-Clause.

  4. Interpretation-clause.-In this Act, unless there be something repugnant in the subject or context,-

    "Sarai"-"Sarai" means any building used for the shelter and accommodation of travelers, and includes, in any case in which only part of a building is used as a sarai, the part so used of such building. It also includes a purao so far as the provisions of this Act are applicable thereto:

    "Keeper of a sarai"-"Keeper of a sarai" includes the owner and any person having or acting in the care or management thereof:

    "Magistrate of the District"-"Magistrate of the District" means the chief officer charged with the executive administration of a district in criminal matters whatever may be his designation 2 * * *

  5. Notice of this Act to be given to keepers of sarais.

  6. Notice of this Act to be given to keepers of sarais.-Within six months after this Act shall come into operations the Magistrate of the District in which any sarai to which this Act shall apply may be situate shall, and from time to time thereafter such Magistrate may, give to the keeper of every such sarai notice in writing of this Act, by leaving such notice for the keeper at the sarai; and shall by such notice require the keeper to register the sarai as by this Act provided.

    Such notice may be in the form in the Schedule to this Act annexed or to the like effect.

  7. Registers of sarais to be kept.

  8. Registers of sarais to be kept.-The Magistrate of the District shall keep a register in which shall be entered by such Magistrate or such other person as he shall appoint in this behalf, the names and residences of the keepers of all sarais within his jurisdiction, and the situation of every such sarai.

    No charge shall be made for making any such entry.

  9. Lodgers, etc., not to be received in sarais until registered.-

  10. Lodgers, etc., not to be received in sarais until registered.-

    After one month after the giving of such notice to register as by this Act provided, the keeper of any sarai or any other person shall not receive any lodger or allow any person, cattle, sheep, elephant, camel or other animal, or any vehicle, to halt or be placed in such sarai until the same and the name and residence of the keeper thereof shall have been registered as by this Act provided.

  11. Magistrate may refuse to register keeper not producing certificate ofcharacter.

  12. Magistrate may refuse to register keeper not producing certificate of character.-The Magistrate of the District may, if be shall think fit, refuse to register as the keeper of a sarai a person who does not produce a certificate of character in such form and signed by such...

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