- (a) A hajat register in Bengal Form No. 3831 shall be kept in each Court office.
- The Court officer in charge of the register shall receive prisoners from police-stations, or from the custody of Magistrates, or Sessions Judges, on conviction or commitment to hajat or for release on bail and shall at once enter their names in the register. He shall also on the appropriate page of the register enter the names of all the prisoners to be produced each day before the Magistrate.
- It shall be the duty of the jailor to make over the prisoners with their warrants to the Court officer’s guard for production before the Magistrate.
- Prisoners discharged, or acquitted, shall be released in open court; prisoners remanded, or convicted, shall be sent to jail with appropriate warrants; and prisoners enlarged on bail, or on their own recognizanees, if present in court, shall be released there. In the latter case the Court officer shall obtain the Magistrate’s initials against their names in the hajat register m attestation of their release. The Court officer shall see that notification in Bengal Form No. 122 under rule 920 of the Bengal Jail Code is sent to the jailor on the same day in every case of discharge or release of an under-trial prisoner.
- A register of cases committed to the Sessions shall be maintained in the Court office at district headquarters in B. P. Form No. 105. On the commitment of a case to the Sessions, subdivisional Court officers shall send intimation with necessary details to the sadar Court officer for entry in the register. All favourable and unfavorable comments on the conduct of the police, recorded by Sessions Judges and by the High Court, shall be noted in the column of remarks in this register. A cross reference to the court conviction register should be made in column 11 of the register of cases committed to the sessions.
- (a) In every Court office a register in B. P. Form No. 106 shall be maintained, in which the names of mukhtears and pleaders who stand surety and the amount of their capacity shall be entered in alphabetical order. Several pages should be allotted to each surety. The register will be maintained by the senior Assistant Sub-Inspector under the supervision of the senior SubInspector.
- On the final disposal of a case, the entry concerned shall be crossed through by the officer maintaining the register.
- When a surety’s bond is forfeited, the police should object to his being allowed to stand further surety until the amount forfeited has been realised in full. If the bond of a surety is forfeited more than once, the Court officer should request the Magistrate not to accept further bonds from that surety.
- (a) A register of persons convicted shall be maintained in all headquarters courts in B. P. Form No. 107.
- The names of all persons convicted of the following offences shall be entered in it:—
- Offences or attempt at or abetment of- —under Chapters XII and XVII of the Indian Penal Code, punishable with
whipping or with imprisonment for three years or upwards.
- Personating or attempt at or abetment of—a public servant, etc.—Sections 170 and 171 of the Indian Penal Code.
- Causing hurt or attempt at or abetment of—Section 328 of the Indian Penal Code.
- Swindling or attempt at or abetment of—Section 417 of the Indian Penal Code.
- Offences or attempt at or abetment of—relating to forgery of currency notes or bank notes—Sections 489A, 489B, 489C, 489D of the Indian Penal Code.
- Criminal conspiracy, when the offence which is the object of the conspiracy is exclusively triable by the Court of Sessions—Section 120B of the Indian Penal Code.
- Offences mentioned in the schedule to the Indian Criminal law Amendment Act, 1908 (XIV of 1908), when the trial has proceeded according to the provisions of that Act.
(viii) Bad livelihood—Sections 109 and 110 of the Code of Criminal Procedure.
- Gambling—Sections 3. 4 and 11 of Bengal Act II of 1867.
- Opium—Section 9 of Act I of 1878.
- Arms—Sections 19(a), (c), (f); 20 of Act XI of 1878.
- Offences under the Criminal Tribes Act, 1924 (VI of 1924).
(xiii) Offences under the Explosives Substances Act, 1908 (VI of 1908).
- Offences under the Goondas Act, 1923 (Ben. Act I of 1923).
- Offences in connection with political agitation punishable with rigorous imprisonment for a term of one year or upwards.
- Offences under the Motor Vehicles Act. 1939—Sections 116-118, 123 and 124 (Act 1V of 1939).
NOTE.—First offenders hound down under section 562 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, shall he treated as convicted.
- Entries shall be made as soon as sentence is passed. If the sentence is quashed or modified on appeal, necessary corrections shall be made by noting in the column of remarks the date and purport of the order of the appellate court. The names of identifying officers shall be entered from the record of the case and from the release notice of the prisoner, which shall be sent to the police-station concerned through the headquarters Court officer.
- Convictions at the Sessions shall be registered at the headquarters court of the district from which the case was committed.
- At subdivisions entries of convictions shall be made as they occur during the month on loose sheets of the printed form which shall be forwarded to the headquarters court within the first week of the following month and fastened into the headquarters register at the end of the entries for the same month.
- The conviction sheets shall be put up once a week for examination and signature at subdivisions before the Subdivisional Magistrate, and at headquarters before the Magistrate to whom the duty is made over. The Magistrates shall certify that the entries in the conviction sheets have been checked with the Magistrate’s general and complaint registers and that all necessary entries have been made.
- The completed vultures of the register, after they are neatly bound, shall be kept in the Magistrate’s record-room or other safe place, the current volume and the index only being kept by the Court officer in his office under sate custody.
- Extracts of entries regarding criminals residing in another district or changing their residence shall be forwarded to the sadar Court officer of the district in question for entry in the headquarters court conviction register. After entry the communication shall be returned with a note stating the page and volume of the register in which the contents have been duly entered. Such extracts shall be sent after orders as to P. R. have been passed when the convict is likely to be made P. R. or any appeal preferred has been disposed of or the period of such appeal has expired.
- The conviction roll of any person born or resident at Chandernagore, who has been convicted of any of the offences enumerated above, shall be sent direct to the Magistrate of Police, Chandernagore. Similar rolls will be received from the French authorities in respect of persons horn or resident in British India, who are convicted of the same offences.
- All cases in which the real names and residences of persons convicted of offences under Chapters XII and XVII of the Indian Penal Code, are not known, shall be entered in red ink.
- When a convict is made P.R. or by the Superintendent or is ordered by the Magistrate to
notify, after release from jail, his residence or change of residence under section 565 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, the letters P.R. or as the case may be, shall be entered
against his name in the remarks column in red ink, and the number of the P. R. slip or the despatch cheque shall be noted in the column “Whether finger print taken”. The classification formula supplied by the Finger Print Bureau on the counterfoil of the despatch cheque shall on receipt be transcribed in the register and communicated to the district where extracts from the conviction register have been sent according to clause (h). Where a person convicted in a case of arms smuggling is known to be a seaman, the words “Seaman—arms smuggler” shall also be entered in red ink against his name in the remarks column.
- Conviction rolls of homeless offenders having previous convictions in Calcutta shall be sent to the Commissioner of Police, Calcutta, who shall return the rolls with a note that the contents have been duly entered in his register.
- In coining or note forgery cases in which an Asiatic, not resident of India, is convicted and in which there is reason to believe that the false coins or notes have been manufactured abroad, the Superintendent shall report the fact to the Deputy Inspector-General, Criminal Investigation Department, for transmission to the Director, Intelligence Bureau, Government of India.
If any foreign criminal, whether Asiatic or non-Asiatic, is convicted in a coining or note forgery case which may arouse international interest, a similar report shall be sent for transmission to the Director.
- (a) An index to the conviction register for the whole district shall be maintained in all sadar courts in 13. P. Form No. 108.
- The page, volume and year of the index shall be noted under each man’s name in the conviction register.
- At the close of each month, after the subdivisional conviction sheets are received, the sadar Court officer shall prepare an index for the whole district.
- Indices for every 10 years shall be kept in bound books.
- The sadar Court officer shall search the indices of this register to see if a person sent up has been previously convicted or not, and he shall certify on the back of the charge-sheet that he has done so.
(I) A key explaining the system of indexing will be found in Appendix XXVIII.
- (a) On receipt from station officers of the lists of persons whose names have been removed from the conviction register, the headquarters Court officer shall, after making the necessary corrections in his register, forward the lists to the Superintendent, who shall satisfy himself that the register and indices have been corrected
- Names of persons acquitted on appeal shall be struck oil the index as soon as intimation is received by the Court officer.
- (a) To facilitate the preparation of the annual crime statements, a khatian register, composed of compilation sheets in B. P. Form No. 109, shall be maintained at each headquarters and subdivisional court. Each description of crime or serial number shall have a sheet or sheets for each police-station or filling up
- ases in which first information reports are written are the different recorded in the general register of cases, and from this register shall columns.)
be gathered the information for the crime compilation sheets with respect to such cases. Cognizable cases instituted by complaint or petition to a Magistrate, and referred to the police for investigation, are also entered in the general register, and shall be shown in the khatian register in red ink.
- Cognizable cases under Municipal, Railway and Telegraph by-laws, section 120 of the Indian Railway Act, 1890, and section 34 of the Police Act, 1861, vagrancy and bad character cases, Chapter VIII of the Code of Criminal Procedure, etc., are not reported in first information reports, and consequently are not entered in the general register of cases. They are, however, entered in the Magistrate’s register of cases, in which no first information report is used, and from this register shall be gathered the information to enter them in the compilation sheets and in the Annual Statement A, Part I
- The above description of cases shall be entered in the compilation sheets after final orders in each case have been passed.
- When entering a case from the general register, or from the register of cases in which no first information report is used, the number of entry in column 1 of the compilation sheet shall be noted in the column of remarks in the register from which the entry is made, thus creating a link between the registers and the compilation sheets.
- istrict and Subdivisional Magistrates will direct the officer who keeps the registers of miscellaneous eases and of non-first information cases to let the Court officer have the books for a short time every day and to give him a note of the cases decided on the previous day in order that the compilation sheets may be written up.
- n receipt of information that an appeal has been lodged, Court officers shall write a large “A” in red ink on the left hand side of column 1 against every case concerned, and when the final result of appeal is known, the necessary alteration shall be niade in the columns regarding convictions of acquittals. In one of the spare columns shall be entered the number of cases and persons acquitted on appeal by the Magistrate, Sessions Judge, or High Court.
- Curt officers shall initial their register twice; first when they write “A” opposite the case, and’ the second time, when they enter the final result of the appeal.
- Column 10 should include cases in which the police submitted charge-sheets and those the Magistrate called for on is own motion. A case should be shown as convicted when any of the accused sent up is finally convicted of a cognizable offence by competent court. When a case is acquitted on appeal it should be shown as such in columns 11 and 17, necessary corrections being made in these columns. If a case ends in the conviction of the accused under a non- cognizable section, the case shall be shown under columns 4, 6 and 8 of the compilation sheets and the person in column 25 and a spare column for “otherwise disposed of’.
- Column 11 should include cases sent up by the police and those sent up by order of the Magistrate. Cases in which the accused dies, escapes or is declared a lunatic during trial or in which charges are abandoned, compounded or withdrawn (sections 247, 248, 259, 333, 345, 494 of the Code of Criminal Procedure) should not be included in this column. They must be shown in the additional columns provided for the purpose in the remarks column. Acquittals on appeal will also be shown as such in column 11 if they occur during the year.
- Column 29 should include all persons convicted of a cognizable offence including those dealt with under section 562 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, those convicted under a non- cognizable section being shown under a spare column for “otherwise disposed of’. Columns 28, 29 and 30 arc meant for persons concerned in true cases only.
NOTE. —At the close of each year the Court officer shall prepare a statement known as ‘IA”, Part I, in B. P. Form No. 115 from the figures recorded in the crime compilation sheets in accordance with the instructions issued for the preparations of the Annual Administration Report.
- (a) At the beginning of each half-year the Court officer shall prepare statements in B. P. Form No. 110. The Superintendent shall forward through the District Magistrate one copy of the statement to the Deputy Inspector-General of the Range and another to the Commissioner of the Division to reach them not later than the 10th January and 10th July. The Deputy Inspector- General shall first check the returns with those of the corresponding half-year of the previous year and compare with the quinquennial average of the preceding years and shall compile a consolidated return for his Range. He shall then prepare a concise review of the figures, first criticising and examining the aggregate figures of the Range and thereafter dealing with any points which may require special notice in connection with the returns of any particular district. He shall send a copy of his review to each district in his Range, and two copies of it to the Deputy Inspector-General, Criminal Investigation Department, together with the consolidated return for the Range and the district returns. These shall be forwarded so as to reach the Deputy Inspector-General, Criminal Investigation Department, not later than the 20th January and 20th July.
(b) On receipt of the reviews of Range Deputy Inspector-General, the consolidated Range returns and the district returns, the Deputy Inspector-General, Criminal Investigation Department, shall prepare a review in which he shall examine and criticise the figures for the whole province, the figures for each Range, and where necessary, the figures for any particular district. He shall then submit his review to the Inspector-General and return the district and consolidated Range returns to Deputy Inspectors-General, to enable them to comply with clause (a) above with respect to the return for the following half-year.
- Under the heading “Burglary” only cases which come under serial No. 29 of Statement A, Parts I and II shall be entered including cases not investigated under section 157(b) of the Code of Criminal Procedure. An explanation of the fluctuations in burglaries and thefts shall be given whenever possible. The explanations should be supported by facts; thus when a rise in prices is adduced as an explanation, the actual prices of grain for the periods under comparison should be given.
- Riots attended with murder shall be shown under the head of “Riots” and not of “Murder”. Similarly, dacoities attended with murder shall be shown under the head “Dacoity” and not “Murder”.
- In distinguishing between professional and technical dacoities, the intention, and not the character, of the offenders has to be considered; and the assumption must be that every dacoity is professional until it can be shown to be technical. A dacoity committed for the sake of gain is usually professional; a dacoity committed for some ulterior motive, e.g., to enforce a claim or coerce a rajyat, is technical.
NOTE. —In the case of the Railway Police the returns shall be submitted direct to the Deputy Inspector-General of the Rang concerned. In Railway Police returns, B. P. Form No. 111 shall be used instead of B. P. Form No. 110, but the other returns shall be the same as for the District Police.
- In order to reduce the number of errors or omissions in the reregisters maintained in the Court office, officers responsible for the upkeep of the different registers shall submit on the first Sunday of each month to the Court officer answers to various questions as may be prescribed from time to time, concerning these registers. At subdivisions where there are no Court Inspectors, these reports shall be submitted to the Circle Inspector. The Court officer or the Circle Inspector, as the case may be, shall examine these reports and take steps to rectify any defect or omission that may be discovered. These reports will not be submitted to the Superintendent unless there is anything that needs his attention.
IX.- Cash accounts.
- (a) A cash account shall be maintained at each Court office in B. P. Form No. 85. The account shall be kept mutaris mutandis according to regulation 409. In it shall be entered details regarding the pay of the staff and all other sums of money that come into the hands of the court staff. For every sum received by the Court officer he shall grant a printed receipt cheque, in Bengal Form No. 39, signed by himself, to the person depositing the money.
- Ordinarily speaking the account will be maintained by the officer in direct charge of the , malkhana, but it will be checked along with the station cash accounts by the officer in charge of the Court office and by the Magistrate’s cashier as laid clown in clause (c).
- On receipt. of the monthly cash account from a police—station, the Court officer shall obtain from the cashier or the clerk in charge of the various cash registers in the offices of the District Magistrate or the Subdivisional Magistrate, as the case may be, a certificate that all sums remitted to the Magistrate have been duly accounted for, and after examining the mnaikhana register and any other relevant papers, he himself shall record a certificate to the same effect in regard to money remitted to his own office. He shall then transmit the accounts to the Superintendent’s office. The audit and comparison with the registers in the District or Subdivisional Magistrate’s office shall, as far as possible, be done by somebody unconnected with the keeping of the accounts. The certificate referred to shall be given in B. P. Form No. 112.
- — GENERAL DUTIES OF THE STAFF AND JURISDICTION.
- The rules relating to the District Police contained in other chapters of these regulations, shall be applicable to the Railway applicable Railway Police, unless the contrary appears from the context or from rules in Police, this chapter.
- The jurisdiction of the Railway Police extends—
- over all open lines, i.e., lines open for the public carriage of passengers, animals or goods, within the railway fencing, and, where there is no such fencing, up to 10 feet from the outer rail on either side; but not over any mill or colliery sidings other than those on railway land worked for the purposes of the Railway concerned;
- . over all railway stations, goods sheds, station yards and buildings on railway land within the fencing or boundary of railway station; but not over lands acquired for blocks of residences for railway servants at Howrah, Bandal Junction, Raniganj, Asansol, Rampurhat, Burdwan, Lillooah, Ondal, Sitaranlpur, Barakar on the East Indian Railway; at Kanchrapara, Sara, Paksey, Ishurdi, Santaliar, Goalundo, Parbatipur, Saidpur, Siliguri, Lalmanirhat, Katihar, Raibari, Khulna, Sealdab, Dacca, Barnes Junction, Domohoni, Mal Junction, Chittagong, Pahartali, Laksam, Bhairab Bazar and Chandpur in the Bengal Assam Railway; at Shalimar, Santragachi, Kharagpur, Benapur, Narayangarh, Bakhabad, Contai Road, Nekureseni, Danton, Vishnupur, Ramsagar, Ondagram, Bheduasole, Bankura, Chhatna, ihanti.. phari, Damodar and Burnpur on the Bengal-Nag-ar Railway; and
- Over all ghats and ferries in the exclusive possession of the Railway.
NOTE.- The District Police shall deal with the case of a crime occurring on land beneath the arch of a railway bridge or culvert, on a pathway which is used as a public thoroughfare. They shall also deal with a crime on such land even when not forming a public pathway or thoroughfare unless it is definitely shown, by being fenced or otherwise, to be in the occupation of the railway.
- (a) The personnel of the Railway Police force shall be distributed to “Crime” and “Order” branches, according to the allotment statement, and each branch shall normally be detailed exclusively for its own duties as laid down below. The disposition register shall show each branch separately, and when a recruit is enlisted it should be stated in the district order in which branch he is taken. Officers belonging to one branch may be transferred to the other.
(b) The cost of the “Order Police” is paid by the Railway as well as one-fourth of the cost of the supervising staff who belong to the Crime branch.
(c) The duties of the Order Police are:—
- control of passenger traffic inside the station premises more particularly on the platforms, in the booking offices, waiting halls at the entrance and exit gates and wherever specially required on emergencies by the station officials;
- the control of vehicular and other traffic in the station compound;
- the maintenance of order at stations and in standing passenger trains; prevention of overcrowding, etc.;
- watching loaded passenger trains when standing in stations;
- the arrest of those found committing nuisances or suffering from infectious diseases, and keeping the station premises clear of idlers and beggars;
- the examination of all empty carriages on arrival at terminal stations for property left behind by passengers and to see that carriage fittings have not been tampered with; and
- the removal of bodies of persons dying in the train and on station premises and the conveyance to hospital of sick passengers.
- The duties of the Crime Police are: —
- investigation into cognizable offences committed within railway limits and prevention of the same;
- the arrest of offenders in cognizable cases and detention of them in custody as well of persons arrested by Railway officers and made over to the police, and their production before the Magistrate;
- the reporting of non-cognizable cases or infringement of bye-laws of the line to the proper authorities as also all instances of oppression or fraud on the part of railway
subordinates or others.
- the prosecution of cognizable cases, as well as non-cognizable cases under the Indian Railways Act, 1890, on behalf of the management.
- (a) The Railway Police shall render to all departments of Railway and to the public, when called upon to do so, all possible assistance not inconsistent with their police duties.
- They shall at once bring to the notice of the station-master any infraction of the rules and bye-laws of the railway or the commission of any non-cognizable offence under the Indian Railways Act, 1890, either by the railway servants or the general public. Any such occurrence, together with the action taken by the station-master, will be noted in the general diary and the daily report.
- They shall be vigilant in the prevention and detection of nuisances, and shall bring all such cases to the notice of the station- master immediately.
- They shall bring at once to the notice of the station-master and enter in the general diary all instances of overcrowding of carriages.
- They shall prevent persons suffering from small-pox or other infectious diseases from entering carriages, and remove from the carriage any person suffering from such disease who may have entered.
Note.—Such persons commit an offence cognizable under section 269 of the Indian Penal Code and section 117 of the Indian Railways Act, 1890. In such cases a first information report shall be submitted, the sufferer being sent to hospital and the charge-sheet submitted on his recovery.
- (a) The Railway Police shall keep a sharp look out for illicit conveyance of opium and other excisable articles and for persons travelling with unlicensed arms.
- They shall carefully watch the movements of travellers and at once communicate any suspicious circumstances to their immediate superior and, if necessary, to the District Police.
- (a) The Railway Police shall be responsible for the burial or cremation in a proper and decent manner, in accordance with the nationality and religion of the deceased, of the bodies of all persons dying within railway limits not claimed by friends. The property of 1861.1 ‘such persons shall be forwarded, under the general rules on this subject, to the Judge, and the cost of the disposal of the body shall be paid by the Magistrate of the district.
(b) The services of domes, employed by the Eastern Bengal Railway authorities are placed at the disposal of the Police on application to the medical officers and Sub-Assistant Surgeons. A maximum fee of Rs.8 for each dead body is payable and will be recovered by the chief Auditor from the District Magistrate concerned. When domes, employed by the Railway authorities are not available, their services must be arranged for with the assistance of the District Police, if necessary, and the aforesaid fee can be recovered in the usual manner from the District Magistrate.
NOTE.—Payment at the maximum rate of Rs.8 is to be made after taking into account the circumstances of the case.
- When indigent passengers fall seriously ill while on a train journey, the railway authorities shall be responsible for removing them and handing them over to the Railway Police. Reasonable expenses for sweepers and grass mats for shelter shall be paid by the railway, and if there is a railway hospital or dispensary the sick passenger shall be allowed to remain there temporarily free of charge, bus must be removed by the police as soon as possible to the nearest civil hospital. The expenditure on account of removal of sick persons from railway precincts to the nearest civil hospital shall be met from the allotments placed at the disposal of District Magistrate under “57—’-Misceilaneous—Donation for charitable purposes—Maintenance of, paupers and indigent persons, etc.”
- The Railway Police shall take charge of and arrange to remove to the nearest hospital (Public or Railway) destitute and sick persons found within their jurisdiction. When the attendance of the Railway Police cannot be secured without delay and consequent risk to the sick person, the Railway officials on the spot shall take charge and make the necessary arrangements. The cost of acrobat and incidental charges are to be recovered from the District Magistrate concerned who will meet it from the allotments placed at his disposal under “57—Miscellaneous—Donation for charitable purposes—Maintenance of paupers and indigent persons, etc.”
- The Railway Police shall have nothing to do with the purchase or sale of tickets, or the collection of excess fares demanded from passengers.
- The Railway Police shall not be called upon to undertake the watch and ward of railway property, and they shall not be required to intervene in case of shortage or missing goods, or to examine the seals of goods wagons, unless they have reason to suspect the commission of a cognizable offence. This is the duty of the Watch and Ward staff with whom, however, the Railway Police should co-operate whenever necessary. (See regulation 595.)
- (a) The duties and responsibilities of a Railway Police Circle Inspector shall be the same as those of Circle Inspectors of the District Police. He shall, specially endeavourer to be on good terms with the railway authorities and acquire an accurate knowledge of all the railway servants.
- In case of any serious accident in his circle, he shall send information to the Superintendent and repair forthwith to the spot.
- He shall submit a monthly return of inspections in B.P. Form No. 128.
- (a) the following are the duties of a Platform Inspector.—
- Distributing and supervising the work of the platform staff including Sergeants.
- Attending important trains and maintaining order at stations.
- Supervision of traffic arrangements within the railway premises.
- Looking after the drill and discipline of the force under him, and inspecting the barracks in order to see that they are kept clean and tidy.
- Deputing Sergeants to visit police-stations for instructing the force in drill and the handling of arms.
- Care and custody of arms and ammunition, etc., and keeping the registers and accounts appertaining to them. He shall keep the keys of the magazine.
- Indenting for arms, ammunition, accoutrements, etc.
(viii) Supervising musketry and revolver practice and the preparation of the reports and returns in connection therewith.
(ix) Maintaining the records and registers necessary for the work of his staff.
- He shall submit a daily diary in B.P. Form No. 18.
- In the Bengal and Assam Railway, Saidpur district where there is no Platform Inspector at headquarters, the duties laid down in (vi) and (vii) above shall devolve on the Reserve officer.
- (a) The following are the duties of a Platform Sergeant:—
(1) Attending the arrival and departure of passenger trains and preserving order in the station.
- Looking for suspicious characters and reporting their arrival and departure.
- Regulation of traffic within the station limits and reporting offenders to the officer in charge of the local railway police-station.
- Searching empty carriages and making over to the station master all properties found in such search and obtaining receipt from him therefore.
- Visiting police-Stations for instructing the force in drill and handling of arms.
(b) He shall submit a daily diary in B.P. Form No. 18 to the Platform Inspector or to the
Circle Inspector (Where there is no Platform Inspector) and perform any other duties which the Superintendent may prescribe in consideration of local requirements.
- The Superintendent of Railway Police shall depute train guards to travel in important passenger trains or those in which crime frequently occurs. They will be in plain clothes and shall be on the look out for criminals or suspicious persons travelling by the train. Should they detect anyone of this character, they should keep him under watch (unless it is necessary to arrest him in order to prevent cognizable offence), and report the facts at the first railway police- station they pass. At halting stations they should watch both sides train; and interchange information with any Railway or District Police constables p resent on the platform, such information being record in a note book.
- (a) Officers deputed on ti am guard duty should know notorious railway criminal by sight and should be taught to recognise them from the photographs published in the Criminal Investigation, Department.
(b). For special reasons the Superintendent of Railway Police may order a train guard to work in uniform.
- (a) The following instructions shall be observed by the Railway Police on occasions of tours of the Hon’ble Ministers:—
- On receipt of the tour programme of an Hon’ble Minister from the Department concerned the Superintendent of Railway Police will at once inform all his police- stations and posts along the route.
- The platform staff at stations at which the train stops should unobtrusively see that the Hon’ble Minister is in no way molested, special attention being paid to beggars or per- sons who may wish to present petitions.
- At stations at which the Hon’ble Minister joins or leaves the train, or at junctions and ghats at which changes are made, an Inspector should, where possible, be present. In his absence, a Sub-Inspector must attend. He will see that the platform staff do their duty quietly and properly, and will render every assistance in his power.
- When an Hon’ble Minister arrives at or departs from Howrah or Sealdah station, he should, when possible, be met by the Superintendent of Railway Police. It is, however, not desirable that the Superintendent should break into one of his own tours in order to be present, and in such a case the senior police officer at headquarters should meet the Hon’ble Minister.
- All duties in this connection will be performed by sub-ordinate officers in inspection kit. Officer of and above the rank of Deputy Superintendent will wear working
dress with swords.
Similar arrangements should be made in the case of official visits to Bengal by Hon’ble Ministers of other provinces or of the Hon’ble Members of the Governor—General’s Executive Council.
(b) When an Hon’ble Minister in Bengal goes on duty’ outside the province, a copy of the tour programme will be sent by4he Deputy inspector-General, Criminal investigation Department; Bengal, to the Deputy Inspector-General, Criminal Investigation Department, of the provinces concerned, for the information of the Railway Police en route and with such instructions as may be necessary regarding the measures of protection- required, if any, in. each individual case.
- The following instructions shall be observed by Superintendents of Railway Police when His Excellency the Commander-in-Chief of India travels by railways:—
- No escort shall be provided with the train, unless specially asked for.
- At stations where 1-us Excellency entrains or alights, an Inspector shall attend with a sufficient force of police to keep clear the space in front of His Excellency’s saloon, and to regulate the carriage traffic. The Superintendent shall not attend, unless the occasions public.
- At stations where the special train does not stop no arrangements are necessary.
- At stations where the special train stops en route, the Railway Police officer shall attend, with small force of- constables, and the station-master snail arrange to keep the platform clear of all outsiders. The Circle inspector shall attend at his headquarters station.
- When His Excellency travels by ordinary train, the platforms cannot be kept clear, but at departure, arrival and stopping stations the Railway Police officers concerned shall personally attend with a small force of constables to maintain order;
- A detail of one head constable and six constables shall be provided as a guard over the vehicles whenever the special train is detained anywhere overnight. (No. 584, dated 23rd June 1911, from. the. Military Secretary to the Government of India.)
- Complaints against any member of the force shall be at once reduced to writing and enquired into by the senior officer on the spot, who shall forward a report of the same to the Circle Inspector and the Superintendent of Railway Police.
II—RELATIONS WITHB RAILWAY OFFICIALS.
- (a) All officials and railway authorities shall be treated with due respect by the force. Police officers shall salute officials of high rank.
(b) A Railway Police officer shall do everything in his power to act in harmony with the Railway administration to which he is attached, and shall always pay deference to a request made by a responsible railway official. In doubtful mesas, be shall comply, if possible, with the request, reporting the matter at the same time to his official superior. The Inspector-General shall be the final; authority, so far as the police are concerned, and he will, if necessary, refer doubtful points to the Provincial Government-for orders.
- (a) The Railway Police shall not interfere with – officers or servants of the railway in the execution of their duties, and they shall not enter into discussion if charged by any. of the railway servants with neglect of duty.
(b) They shall avoid all altercations or squabbles of every kind, If- assaulted in the execution of their duty as -police officers within the meaning of section 353 -of the Indian Penal Code, they may exercise their legal power to arrest the assailant.
- It has been arranged in consultation with the General Managers, Bengal-Assam, Bengal- Nagpur and East Indian Railways, that differences of opinion and -friction between officers and men belonging to the Railway and Police Departments shall be settled immediately departmentally. Any such case, when it occurs, shall be reported to the Superintendent concerned with a view to the institution of departmental proceedings, in co-operation with the Railway departmental head concerned. It is only when the departmental heeds cannot argee that the aggrieved police officer may have recourse to the criminal court, and then only with the, previous permission of the Superintendent This arrangenient applies reciprocally to railway empkyees.
Nothing in this regulation relates – to eases which under the law must be referred to courts. The investigation of all such cases shall, when possible, be supervised by a superior officer.
- The Superintendent of: Railway Police, shall, if so desired, report at- once to the-railway administration all serious offences committed on the railway, and the action taken by the police thereon, and shall from time to time furnish such officer as they appoint with reports of crime.
III- CO-OPERATION WITH DISTRICT POLICE.
- Superintendents -of Railway Police shall make -themselves personally acquainted, and- keep-in constant touch with -the Magistrates and the Superintendents ‘of District Police through whose jurisdiction their Railway district rims ‘and shall ;arrange to meet them at least once in the course of each year for ‘the purpose ‘of -discussing matters connected with the prevention and detection of crime.
- Inspectors of Railway Police shall call on the Deputy Inspectors-General, Magistrates and Superintendents of the District Police whenever their duty takes them where these officers are. They shall also make the acquaintance of all Subdivisional Magistrates and Subdivisional Police Officers through whose ‘jurisdiction their line runs and exchange visits with them at frequent intervals for the purpose of discussing matters relating to crime.
- Sub-Inspectors of Railway Police shall become personally acquainted with the SubInspectors of all district police-stations through which their railway police jurisdiction runs, attend co-operation meetings held at such police-stations whenever possible and exchange visits with them as often as their duty necessitates and, if possible, not less than once a quarter.
- District Magistrates shall examine the registers of railway police-stations within their districts from time to time and record their remarks in the inspection book of the station. The Superintendent of Railway Police shall see that proper notice is taken of such remarks and send a copy of the remarks and a note of the aeration taken to the Deputy Inspector-General.
- Superintendents of Railway Police may visit all district police-stations through the jurisdiction of which their Railway Police district passes and record their remarks in the inspection register on matters relating to crime and criminals, co-operation between Railway and District Police and any particular cases in which the Railway Police are directly interested.
- (a) When the attendance and co-operation of the District Police is considered necessary in the investigation of an offence within the jurisdiction of a railway police-station the Railway Police officer shall send the necessary particulars of the case together with a requisition for cooperation, and the officer from whom such assistance is required shall proceed in person, or, if otherwise engaged, depute an officer to render such assistance. The same rule shall be observed when the attendance and co-operation of the Railway Police is required by the officer in charge of a district police-station.
- The Railway Police shall, if required, assist the District Police travelling on the line in charge of convicts.
- All ranks of the District and Railway Police and village chaukidars shall render mutual assistance to each other in the execution of their duty when called upon to do so.
- In eases of serious railway strikes, the Superintendents of the districts concerned, i.e., through whose jurisdiction the line passes, shall direct the officer in charge of police-stations bordering on the line to report to them any information obtained regarding the activities of the strikers and the strike leaders and instruct them to send, at the same time, copies of such reports to the Superintendents of Railway Police concerned. District Superintendents shall also issue orders as to what precautions shall be taken to prevent mischief being done within railway fencing and to signal boxes, signals, telegraph and telephone wires, etc., and shall, at the same time, request their District Magistrates to address the presidents of the union boards concerned to co-operate with the police in carrying out such precautionary measures.
- (a) The District Police shall not enter upon the lines or premises of the Railway company, except in the performance of their duty, or when called upon to do so by the railway authorities. In the absence of the Railway Police, however, the District Police shall act in all matters of urgency pending their arrival.(b) District Police temporarily deputed to assist in maintaining order inside railway limits, whilst so employed, shall be placed under the orders of the senior officer of the Railway Police present.