SECURITY FOR KEEPING THE PEACE, MAINTENANCE OF PUBLIC TRANQUILITY AND PREVENTIVE ACTION
SECURITY FOR KEEPING THE PEACE, MAINTENANCE OF PUBLIC TRANQUILITY AND PREVENTIVE ACTION ASSN NO. :
Sections 106 to 124 provide provisions for taking preventive measures against persons who are a danger to the public by reason of the commissions of some offences. Here the Executive Magistrate has jurisdiction to deal with habitual offenders and take security measure for their good behaviour. Habitual offender means a person who is by habit a robber, house breaker, thief, or forger or by habit receiver of stolen property knowingly, habitually protects or harbours thieves or aids in the concealment or disposal of stolen property or habitually commits or abets the commission of extortion, cheating, kidnapping, abduction or habitually commits or attempt to commits or abets offence under any of the laws for the time being in force.
Sections 129-148 deal with maintenance of public order and tranquillity. A Number of powers are given to the Executive Magistrate and Police Officers to maintain peace and tranquillity by preventing unlawful assembly, public nuisance, apprehension of danger and disputes in respect of immovable property. Sections 149-153 empower a police officer to take necessary steps to prevent commission of cognizable offence, prevention of injury to public property and inspection of weights and measures.