The Police-station.

  2. (a) The term “Officer-in-charge of a Police-station” as defined in clause (p) section 4, of the Code of Criminal Procedure, distinctly excludes constables. A constable unavoidably left to perform the routine work of a police-station during the absence of the Officer-in-charge or those next in rank, who are above the rank of constable, does not come within the meaning of’ Officer- in-charge of a Police- station”.
  • If an Officer-in-charge of a Police-station is unable through illness to attend at the station, he shall make over charge to the Officer next in rank, and report the fact in the general diary.
  1. (a) When an Officer takes over permanent charge of a Police-station or outpost he shall report to the Superintendent the hour of taking over charge. He shall examine the Crown property, cash and registers, also the articles in the malkhana and, if correct, will submit a certificate in the following form:—

“I have carefully examined all the current registers and files, and satisfied myself of their correctness as far as lay in my power. The amount of cash in hand this day, Tk. ( ) , has been received by me in full, and is on the following accounts (here give details).

“I have also received Crown property which I have checked with the authenticated list (here the relieving Officer will make any remarks he may wish to).’

As regards the articles in the malkhana he shall certify that he has compared the register and received all the articles mentioned. If any discrepancy is found, he shall modify the certificate accordingly, and the Officer making over charge will submit his explanation.

(b) In the case of temporary absence, as for instance when an Officer-in-charge of a Police- station proceeds to Headquarters to give evidence, it will be sufficient if the two officers concerned note in the general diary the fact of having made over and assumed charge.

  1. (a) A Police-station should be a pattern of order and cleanliness both inside and out. There should be a place for everything, and the Officer-in-charge shall be held responsible that everything is in its place. The bedding in the constables’ barracks shall be neatly rolled up when not in use. No clothes shall be hung from the roof and no rubbish accumlated under the charpoys. The compound shall be kept tidy and free from jungle by the constables, and hollows and depressions which hold water shall be filled up.

(b) The Officer-in-charge shall inspect the constables barrack every day, and shall see that the above rule is observed. He shall also see that the Assistant Subdnspectors, head constables and constables under him mend any holes that may have been made in their mosquitionets and that they look after their clothnig with due care. The result of such inspections shall be briefly noted in the general diary.

  1. All Gazetted Touting Officers of other departments, while travelling on bona fide duty, may be allowed to occupy the inspection rooms and bungalows attached to Police-stations whenever available, subject to the following conditions which must be strictly observed. The Inspector-General reserves the right to withdraw the concessionin to to or in respect of any paticular Officer, should circumstances require it at any time.
  • The building or room must at once be vacated if required by a Police Officer.
  • It is not to be used as an office for holding investigations or departments. other purposes.
  • The room or rooms must be left in good and clean condition, for which purpose the Officers must provide their own servants.
  • The Officer requiring the use of an inspection room must ascertain before hand from the Officer-in-charge of the Police- station if it is available or not and be guided accordingly.
  1. Within the limits of his jurisdiction the Officer-in-charge of a Police-station is resposible for the effective working and management of the police subordinate to him, for the preservation of peace, and for the prevention and detection of crime. In order to check crime, his first aim should be to obtain correct information about criminals, criminal classes, vagrants and wandering gangs resident in or passing through the Police-station, and either to watch them effectively or to take such active measures against them as may be necessary or legal. The foremost means to this end are-
  • an intimate knowledge of the area committed to his charge and ot its inhabitants, and the enlistment of                 their  sympathy and co-operation;
  • the regular and early reporting of facts as to crime and criminals, suspicious characters and strangers by chaukidars;
  • the active surveillance of registered criminals and suspects,
  • the careful maintenance and swdy of the surveillance register and Village Crime Note­Book;
  • the efficient use of patrols;
  • prosecution forbad livelihood; and
  • generous co-operation with Officers-in-charge of neighbouting Police-stations.

(b) An Officer-in-charge of a Police-station shall neglect none of these means, and by constantly moving about within the limits of his jurisdiction and by visits to respectable residents shall assure himself that he receives regular and complete information and is in touch with the active criminals. An Officer who takes these precautions will have little difficulty in tracing the perpetrators of specific offences, but without them his success in investigation will be spasmodic and uncertain.

  • Though he need not write up personally those registers which he is not required by rule or law or by special order of the Superintendent write with his own hand, the Sub-Inspector in charge-of a Police-station is responsible and shall satisfy himself by frequent inspection that all registers and records are properly maintained and kept up to date.
  • Officer-in-charge of Police-stations shall collect and communicate intelligence on all matters of public importance passing in their jurisdictions, even though such matters may have no connection with any criminal offence.
  1. If a second or third Sub-Inspector is posted to a Police- station, he can, subject to the general responsibility of the Officer-in- charge, relieve the latter of those portions of his work and those investigations which may be made over to him.
  2. (a) The object of posting an Assistant Sub-Inspector to a Police-station is to relieve the investigating Sub-Inspector of all clerical and routine duties. To ensure this relief Superior Officers should make Assistant Sub-Inspectors definitely responsible for these duties and punishable for omissions. The Sub-Inspectors will of course exercise general supervision but should not be held responsible unless there is gross neglect all round pointing to an entire absence of supervision.
  • Assistant Sub-Inspectors shall be responsible for all returns and registers except the First Information Report, Case Diary, General Diary and Village Crime Note-Book. The first three cannot by law be made over to them unless they happen at the time to be Officers-in-charge. Ordinarily entries in the Village Crime Note-Book will be made by the Investigating Officer or the Officer who acquires information which is required to be entered, but the Senior Sub­Inspector will be responsible for its proper maintenance.
  • When the Officer in charge and the Junior Sub-inspectors, if any, are absent or ill, the Senior Assistant Sub-Inspector is competent under section 4(p), Code of Criminal Procedure, to assume charge of the station and to exercise any of the functions of an Officer-in-charge. Except in unavoidable emergencies, however, he will not be employed in investigation. Even when the Sub-Inspector is absent, he shall, as a rule, on receipt of information of a 6ognizable case, do no more than take such preliminary steps (e.g., recording the first information report, and arranging for the pursuit of thieves) as may be necessary. Then, if the Sub-Inspector is within the limits of the Police-station, the Assistant Sub-Inspector shall send the complainant and the parties at once to him with a copy of the first information report. Only if the Sub-inspector is ill or absent from his jurisdiction, shall the Assistant Sub-Inspector take up the investigation himself.
  • When he can be spared from the station, he may and shall be freely deputed to pay night visits to surveilles, to enquire into their mode of living to realize fines, to enquire into simple cases of unnatural death to take command of patrols and parties of police detailed for guard, escort or similar duty.
  1. (a) Constables at Police-stations may be employed in the execution of warrants, for escorts and guards, for the patrolling of dangerous roads or other areas where the prevention or detection of crime necessitates it, for the regulation of crowds and traffic, and under orders of a superior, in the suppression of riots and disturbances. They are not intended to perform duties requiring the exercise of much judgment and discretion. They may be deputed to collect definite information under the special orders of the Sub-Inspector and to visit villages where the chaukidar has shown himself to be untrustworthy. In such cases, the nature of the information to be collected and the places to be visited shall be recorded on the command certificate. The command certificates issued in connection with patrols shall be filed separately for future reference. A constable may also accompany a Sub-Inspector on investigations to call witnesses and to effect arrests, and on visits to surveill’es at all hours, when in the case of the absence of any registered person he may be sent to ascertain if he is at any particular place.
  • Constables may occasionally be employed on clerical duties of an unimportant nature. They. shall not be permanently employed on such duties and constables if required for this purpose shall be taken in turn from the roster, performing also patrol and other outdoor duty in proper rotation. A particular constable may be detailed to perform the clerical duties of an Assistant Sub-Inspector when the latter is sick or absent outside the Police-station jurisdiction.
  1. (a) Whilst engaged in the interior on duty, whether in connection with investigations or other matters, all officers of and above the rank of Assistant Sub-Inspector shall submit a mufassil diary in B. P. Form No. 18 direct to the Circle Inspector, who shall persue it personally and check delays and irregularities on the part of his subordinates.
  • The mufassil diary shall not overlap, or contain abstracts of case diaries, but it shall indicate the time occupied in investigating a case and shall give a reference to the case diary of the case. [See regulation 197.]
  1. (a) Where a horse or pomiy can be used, Sub-Inspectors posted at police-station shall keep a serviceable animal, on which a fair day’s journey can be made. Where roads are suitable and local conditions favourable, a bicycle may be used instead of a pony. Station Officers shall not ordinarily use the railway for journeys on duty.

(b) For rules regarding travelling by bullock-cart, see regulation 59(b).

  1. (a) A verification roll received at a police-station in respcct of a candidate for service under the Crown shall be tested by a local enquiry made by an officer not below the rank of Assistant Sub Inspector. (See regulation 750.)

(b) On receipt of verification rolls the file of “discharge slips” kept at police-stations shall also be examined and the result reported.

  1. (a) Officer-in-charge of police-stations are responsible that every change or addition to the law which directly concems the police, and every circular order, knowledge of which is likely to be useful, to the officers under them is read out and explained to head constables and constables repeatedly, until thoroughly understood. The Assistant Sub Inspectors and constables must also be fully instructed in the names, characteristics and haunts of notorious bad characters, and particulars and descriptive-rolls of all absconded offenders and other persons of whom the police are in search.
  • Chaukidars shall be instructed as to the offences for which they can arrest, the articles that are excisable, what quantitiesof these latter a person can legally keep, the reward a person giving information will get, and so on. They shall also be informed of any particulir individual, gang or place which requires special watching and shall be instruced in the best methods of surveillance and shadowing.
  1. Under section 24, Police Act, 1861, any police officer may lay any information before a Magistrate and apply for a summons, warrant, search-warrant or such other legal process as may by law issue against any person committing an offence. Prosecutions for non-cognizable offences, however, or for an offence under section 353, Indian Penal Code, when the public servant assaulted is a police officer, shall not be instituted without the previous permission of the Superintendent or in emergent cases of the Circle Inspector, unless the obtaining of previous permission will involve detrimental delay in instituting the case.
  2. It is the duty of the Officer-in-charge of a police-station to grrange that a sufficient number of constables are deputed to the important hats and fairs in his jurisdiction, where disorder is likely to arise, to keep order and to prevent drunkeness and misconduct. On the occasion of a large annual fair or mela, he should ascertain the number of people likely to attend, and report beforehand to the Superintendent the arrangements which he proposes to make, asking for an additional force, if necessary.
  3. (a) In order to enable the police of one district to gain a personal knowledge of the bad characters of the bordering stations of another district, the Superintendent shall depute a constable for a period of not more than six or less than three months from each of his border police-stations to the border police-station of the adjoining district, in exchange for a constable of that police-station.
  • Constables thus deputed shall be considered as attached to the district to which deputed for all purposes, except their pay and clothing, and shall be under the control of the Officer-in­charge of the police-station to which they are deputed.
  • This order also applies to all police-stations which adjoin districts of Bihar, Orissa and Assam and the State of Cooch Behar and interchange of constables with such districts should be made in the same manner as with districts in the province.
  • The Officer-in-charge of the police-station to which the constable is deputed, shall before the latter returns to his own district, sign a certificate that the constable knows and can identify the bad characters under surveillance in that police-station.
  1. Assistant Sub-Inspectors or constables may be deputed from the sanctioned strength of a police-station to important railway or steamer station situated within the jurisdiction. They may be deputed in inform or plain clothes according to the object with which they are deputed and it is in either case essential that they should be well acquainted with the local suspects and surveilles. Their powers of arrest are defined in sections 54 and 151, Code of Criminal Procedure. If they are deputed primarily with the object of regulating traffic at steamer stations they should be in uniform and have power under section 31, Police Act, 1861, to control the flow of passengers, etc. When deputed to railway stations where members of the Railway Police are already on duty thdy should ordinarily be in plain clothes, should nor interfere with the regulation of traffic which is the duty of the Railway Police, and if in plain clothes should when possible effect any arrest that is necessary through one of the uniformed railway Police Officers.

Officers deputed for steamer or railway station duty should carry a note-book in which to record facts of interest from a police point of view which come to their notice and should show the entries to the Officer-in-charge of the police-station as soon as they come off duty. When on duty in plain clothes, they should take no notice of superior officers unless the latter specifically address them. When deputed to railway stations they shall be provided with a special platform pass which will entitle them (i) to admission to the platform, (ii) to send a telegram regarding the departure of any known suspect or criminal, and (iii) in cases of emergency to obtain from the station-master a ticket for a journey over the railway without prepayment. On the completion of duty at the station the platform pass should be handed over to the relief, or if there is no relief, to the Officer-in-charge of the police-station.

In December each year the Superintendent shall inform the Traffic Manager of the number of platform passes required during the following year. On receipt of the passes from the railway authorities, the Super-intendent shall countersign each one before issue to the police-station.

  1. Assistant Sub-Inspectors and constables deputed to railway or steamer stations should be instructed to keep a special lookout for any of the following:-
  • The arrival of bands of youths or suspected gangs of criminals by ghasi or other boats, steamer and train.
  • Youths and other respectable persons carrying their own baggage instead of employing cloolies.
  • Luggage of extraordinary weight and length.
  • Wounded persons.
  • Persons who appear to be taking precautions to conceal their presence or identity.
  • Opium smugglers, Muzaffarpur Sonars, Bhamptas, Barwars, suspected prisoners and other professional criminals.
  1. Police deputed to steamer stations which are junctions with the railway shall assist and work in co-operation with the Railway Police. The Senior Officer so deputed shall report himself daily to the Officer-in-charge of the railway police-station, where there is one, and take such instructions as that officer wishes to give. The Officer-in­charge of the railway police-station should know where he can find at least one member of the ghat police.
  2. Officers in charge of district police-stations must by acquainted with regulations 573-578 and 580-584 in Chapter VIII.
  3. When officers in uniform or plain clothes are deputed to railway station platforms on occasions when platforms are to be kept clear, they shall eiher be provided with a letter from a gazetted police officer to the local senior railway police officer, or the Superintendent credentiais. of Railway Police shall be informed beforehand of their deputation. This, however, shall not do away with the necessity of detective warrants being carried by those who have been provided with them.

While such officer shall obey the orders of the senior railway police officer present, every facility shall be given them by the railway Police to perform the specitic duty for which they are deputed. They shall be allowed to take up a position most advantageous for their purpose and due regard shall be given to their suggestions.

  1. (a) Station masters shall, at the request of any police officer in uniform or in plain clothes, on production of his detective warrant or platform pass or any other proof of his being a police officer—
  • receive any message to be telegraphed on requisition in B.P. Form No. 20
  • issue a ticket for journey by train on requisition in B. P. Form No. 21 without prepayment of fare.

(b) When the destination of a suspect is unknown or when sufficient time is not available to obtain a ticket to enable a police officer to start by the particular train in which the suspect travels, he will be allowed to travel without a ticket on the line on his giving intimation to the guard of the train or some other responsible railway official present at the station and on arrival at his destination he shall report himself to the station master and fill in B. P. Form No. 22. The station master shall send the outer foils of these forms to the Superintendent for early payment of the charge. No excess fare shall be charged for journeys performed without a ticket under this regulation. Where the police officer is able to write English, the requisition form and the telegrams shall be written and signed by him in full with his official designation, police-station and district. If he is unable to write English, the station master shall fill up the forms and the telegrams at the request of the police officer who shall affix his left thumb mark on them. The nature of the emergent duty for which a train ticket is required or for shich a journey by train was made without a ticket (unless the police officer has orders to keep it secret) must be clearly stated.

  • Superintendents shall send to the Chief Auditor or Chief Examiner of Accounts of the railway concerned for verification a monthly return of all journeys made by police officers without a ticket under this sub-clause, in B. P. Form No. 23.
  • Forms Nos. 20—22 shall be supplied to the railway stations by the Police Department and station masters shall apply to the Superintendent concerned whenever their stock runs short.

NOTE—It must be clearly understood that the District Potice must not use platform passes so despatch telegrams or obtain tickets, when there is time to obtain money or a railway warrant from the police-station.

  1. In the neighbourhood of much-frequented ferries, Officers-in-charge of police-stations shall exercise constant supervision personally and through their subordinates, in order to prevent the overloading of boats. When habitual overloading is observed it is their duty to report to the District Magistrate.
  2. In place outside the limits of the town of Calcutta it is the duty of the police, acting under the orders of the District Magistrate, to ascertain whether pointing presses are registered, and to insist upon a due observance of the provisions of the law (vide sectons 4 and 5, Press and Registration of Books Act, 1867).
  3. (a) Police Officers shall secure and send into the headquarters station of their districts all lunatics found wandering at large and believed to be dangerous. They shall not interfere with harmless lunatics or with dangerous lunatics of whom proper care is taken.
  • When a lunatic is sent up, a report in Bengal Form No. 216 shall accompany him.
  • Police Officers shall report to the Magistrate all cases in which lunatics, who have been made over to their friends for care and treatment, are neglected or cruelly treated.
  1. Every Sub-Inspectors in charge of a police-station shall inspect all arms and ammunition shops within his local jurisdiction not less than once a quarter.
  2. (a) Under rule 106 of the Explosive Rules, 1940, any police officer of and above the rank of Sub-Inspector of the Bengal Police may, within his jurisdiction in connection with licenses issued under the Explosives, Rules, 1940—
  • enter, inspect and examine any place, carriage or vessel in which an explosive is being manufactured, possessed, sold, transported or imported under a license granted under the Explosives Rules, 1940, or in which he has reason to believe that an explosive has been or is being manufactured, possessed, sold, transported or imported in contravention of the Indian Explosive Act, 1884 (IV of 1884) or of the above rules;
  • search for explosive therein;
  • take samples of any explosives found therein on payment of the value thereof, if payment can be macin at the time the samples are taken ; and
  • seize, detain, remove and, if necessary, destory or otherwise render harmless any explosive found therein in respect of which he has reason to believe that any of the provisions of the said rules or Act have been contravened.
  • Whenever any police officer seizes, detains or removes any explosive, under this rule, he shall report the fact to the District Magistrate.
  • No police officer shall under this rule, destroy or otherwise render harmless any explosive without the previous sanction of the District Magistrate, unless the matter appears urgent and fraught with serious public danger.
  • Whenever any officer destorys any explosive or otherwise renders it hanniess, he shall take and keep a sample thereof, and shall, if required, give a portion of the sample to the person owing the explosive or having the same under his control at the time of seizure, and whenever any officer so deals with any explosive, he shall report the circumstances to the District Magistrate.
  • Under rule 102 of the Explosives Rules, 1940, every person holding a licence or acting under a licence granted under the rules, shall be bound to produce the same or, an authenticated copy kept at the magazine or place to which the licence applies or a pass issued by a holder of a licence in Form H of the said rules in respect of a consignment of explosives when called upon to do so by any police officer not below the sank of Sub-Inspector. Copies of any such licence may, for the purpose of this rule, be authenticated free of charge by the authority which granted the licence.
  • Police Officers will carefully observe that, should any officer below the rank of Sub-Inspector find it necessary to take action under sub-clauses (i), (ii), (iii) or (iv) to clause (a) above, he should either obtain a warrant under the Act or request a Sub- Inspector or any other superior police officer to accompany him.

NOTE—All police officers of rank not below that of Sub-Inspector in the Burdwan district have been empowered within the areas over which their authonty extends to enter, inspect, etc., the premises licensed in Forms J and L also.

  1. (a) The police shall report all wrecks to the Magistrate except those occurring within the jurisdiction of the Commissioners for the Ports of Calcutta and Chittagong, and, pending the receipt of his orders, take measutes to protect the wrecked property. Those recovered within the Port Commissioners’ jurisdictions shall be reported to the Deputy Conservator ; Ports of Calcutta and Chittagong, and protected until orders for disposal are received, or, made over at once to the nearest Port Commisseioners’ stations. For this purpose the Officers-in-charge of the police- stations concerned shall maintain a map showing the jurisdictions of the Ports of Calcutta and Chittagong.

NOTE—’’Wreck” as denned in section 272 of the Indian Merchant Shipping Act,

1923, consists of the following when found in the sea or any tidal water or on the share thereof —

(1)       goods which have been cast into the sea and then sink and remain under water;

  • goods which have been east or fall into the ~ea and remain floating on the surface;
  • goods which are sunk in the sea hut are attached to a floating object in order that they may be found again;
  • goods which are thrown away or abandoned ; and
  • a ship abandoned without hope or intention of recovery.
  • All officers in charge of police-stations shall supply as early as possible the District Magistrate concerned as well as the Deputy Conservator, Ports of Calcutta and Chittagong, as the case may be, with an authenticated copy of every report of a casualty to an inland steam-vessel made to any of them under the provisions of section 32 of the Inland Steam Vessels Act, 1917.
  • If the property saved from a wreck is “salved property” the police shall not take the property out of the possession of the salvers, but shall ascertain from them the nature of the property and report the matter for the orders of the Magistrate or the Deputy Conservator, as the case may be.
  • “Salvage” means the compensation allowed to persons by whose assistance a ship or boat, or the cargo of a ship, ar the lives of the persons on board are saved from danger or loss in the cases of ship wrecks, abandonment of vessel, or the like. It is necessary, therefore, that life or property shall be in peril, and that skill or enterprise shall be displayed, or risk encountered, on the part of the salvers before any claim to salvage can be established.
  • Where these conditions exist there is no difference between river and sea salvage. Etamples A steamer or boat is wrecked in a river, and the cargo is floating about within easy distance of land. No skill is required or danger encountered in bringing it ashore. This is not “salved property”. In such a case it would be the duty of the police to render all possible assistance, and if the owners are present, to make it over to them. In the event of the owners being unknown, the police shall take possession of it, as such property belongs to the Crown or to the Port Commissioners. In
    either case, they shall report the fact for the information or orders of the Magistrate or Deputy Conservator.

(j) A villager who carried off such property and made no attempt to find out the owners would be guilty of criminal misappropriation under section 403, Indian Penal Code. In all cases of wrecks, the Chaukidar, shall give immediate notice to the police-station.

  • Ten per cent. may be awarded to persons who, at considerable, risk to themselves, recover wrecked property during floods or in cases or wreck.
  • With these execeptions, movable property found by any privatc person and not cla.ned is the property of the innocent finder.
  • Under section 273 of the Indian Merchant Shipping Act, 1923, the following officers and authorities have been appointed receivers of wrecks

The Commissioners for the Port of Calcutta.

The District Magistrate of the 24-Parganas.

The District Magistrate of Midnapore.

The District Magistrate of Khulna.

The District Magistrate of Bakarganj.

The District Magistrate of Noakhali.

The Commissioners for the Port of Chittagong.

The District Magistrate of Chittagong.

Their respective jurisdictions are indicated in Government of Notification No. 85 M.I. (6)-34, dated the 8th June 1935.

NOTE—In the canals divisions which are under the Department (lmgation), the Executive Engineers and their Subdivisional Ofticers concerned have control over the disposal of wrecks.

  1. (a) The. finding of statuary, coins and other treasure buried under ground shall be reported, through the Superintendent to the Collector.
  • The law regarding treasure trove, i.e., anything of value hidden in the soil or in anything affixed thereto is contained in the Indian Treasure Trove Act, 1878. Whenever treasure exceeding in value Rs. 10 is found, the finder shall give notice to the Collector in writing; and if the Collector, after due enquiry, declares the treasure ownerless, he will distrubute the sum to the
    finder and the owner of the place in which it was found, or give it to the finder, or acquire it on behalf of Government under the provisions of the Act.
  1. Officers in charge of police-stations shall report to the Superintendent the discovery of any object of archaeological interest, and the Superintendent will report the same to the District Magistrate.
  2. (a) Inspections of the Great Trigonometrical Survey pillars shall be made by police officers not blow the rank of Assistant Sub- Inspector, and Officers-in-charge of police-stations shall undertake a fair share of such work. Chaukidars shall be instructed to report at once any damage that may occur to pillars situated in their beats.
  • Any instance of damage or injury shall be reported at once to the District Magistrate. and a report shall be sent to the Superintendent annually as soon as posssible after 1st January in form mentioned in regulation 1110.

Note – In areas where there are union boards these duties have been transferred to them and to the circle officer.

  1. (a) Where no other authority has been appointed under section 32 of the Cattle Trespass Act, 1871 (I of 1871 as amended by Bengal Act V of 1934), it is the duty of the police to take the action laid respass Act. down in section 14 of that Act. The Officer in charge shall not, however, sell any animal sent from a pound unless it is accompanied by a chalan in Pound Form J. When animals are sold, the Officer-in-charge shall make the necessary entries in Pound Forms C, G and I (Bengal Froms Nos. 211 and 213 respectively).

(b) The police have no authority to inspect cattle pounds but the senior station officer shall report to the Circle or Town Inspector any irregularities or abuses in their management which may come to his notice.

  1. In the districts of the Chittagong, Dacca and Rajshahi Divisions owners and lessees or markets or fairs should be induced to register all sales of cattle and ponies. Books in Bengal Form No. 91 cattle. containing foils and counterfoils will be issued by the District Magistrate free of cost to such owners and lessees. The foil should be torn off and given to the purchaser, the counterfoil being retained by the clerk or gornastha in charge of the hat. The possession of such a foil will afford an innocent purchaser protection against the suspicion of having unlawfully come by the animal he has bought. As a further protection, panchayats or presidents of union boards should also be directed to give, on application, certificates of ownership in Bengal Form No. 92 to intending vendors residing within their jurisdiction. This certificate should, when the sale has been registered, be made over to the personin charge of the register and attached by him to the counterfoil. All station officers shall make every effort to induce the people to conlbrm to these rules, as they will be of great assistance in cattle theft cases if generally known and followed. Care shall be taken that the giving of certificates and foils is not made the means of extorting money from vendors and purchasers. Panchayats or presidents of union boards shall under no circumstances levy a fee for granting this certificate.
  2. In case of an outbreak of cholera, small-pox, bubonic plague or suspicious cases of plague or other epidemic disease, in areas where the Chaukidari Act is in operation the Officer-in­charge of a police-station shall report the outbreak immediately to the District Magistrate, the Chairman of the local board and the District Health Officer (or the Civil Surgeon in districts where no District Health Officer has been appointed) and shall undertake the distribution of cholera niedicines. No payment for these medicines is to be taken. While the epidemic or outbreak lasts, daily reports shall be submitted in B. P. Form No. 24. All outbreaks, number of cases and deaths should be noted in the general diary for entry in the Inspectors daily report for the information of the Magistrate. in column Ii of the first report submitted, the populatoin and name of each village affected should be noted.

NOTE.—Inareas where onion boards have been established, such reports are submitted not by station officers but by presidents of union boards.

  1. (a) The police may be called upon to perform, except within railway limits, the duty of

collecting, registering and transmitting vital statistics in rural areas other than those (i) completely covered by union boards ; or (ii) covered entirely by chaukidari unions


partly by chaukidari unions and partly by union boards where all the presidents are willing to undertake the work without remuneration.

  • A register of births (B. P. Form No. 25) and a register of deaths (B. P. Form No. 26) shall be maintained at the police-stations concerned.
  • All police registers of births and deaths shall be open to inspection by the Director of Public Health, Assistant Directors of Public Health, District Health Officers, Municipal Health Officers, Civil Surgeons, District Magistrates, Sub-divisional Officers, Circle Officers, Superintendents and Assistant and Deputy Superintendents, Assistant Health Officers, Sanitary Inspectors, Assistant Superintendent of vaccination and Inspector and Sub-Inspectors of vaccination. Defects discovered in the local registration of vital statistics shall be reported direct to Superintendents for necessary action.
  • On return from town and mufassil duty, constables shall report at the police- station any birth or death which has come to their knowledge. If the person responsible under sections 7 and 8 of the Bengal Births and Deaths Registration Act, 1873 (Bengal Act If of 1873), for reporting the birth or death has neglected to report, the officer in charge of the police- station shall ordinarily recommend his prosecution to the District Health Officer.
  • A return of births and deaths reported during the preceding month shall be forwarded monthly by the Officer-in-charge of a police- station to the Subdivisional Mgistrate for transmission to the District Health Officer in Bengal Form No. 2996 A.

(J) On the back of the monthly return a statement shall be given showing the names of villages affected by cholera, plague or small-pox and the number of deaths from each of these diseases in each village and the number of dead bodies, beionging to other areas but disposed of at the local burning ghats or burial grounds during the month.

  • The Officer-in-charge of a police- station shall ascertain and estimate annually the local requirements of vital statistics forms and registers and report them to the Sub-divisional Magistrate for transmission to the District Health Officer who will distribute them on receipt from the Forms Department.
  • The duties of the Police under the Bengal Vaccination Acts, 1880 and 1911(Bengal Act V of 1880, amended by Bengal Act II of 1911), are limited to the service of notice in the form prescribed in schedule E of the Act and to the transmission of a copy of the notice to the District Health Officer.
  • The police shall charge a fee for supplying copies of entries in the registers of births and deaths at the rate of four annas for each extract, this fee shall be credited to the treasury as a police receipt under the head “XXIII—Police’-Fees. Fines and Forfeitures” and the Officer -in­charge of the police-station shall certify that the copies given are true copies.

No fee shall be charged for supplying such extracts to a District Soldier’s Board.

  1. On receipt of requisition from an officer on tour or any other traveller for supplying vehicles or other articles to enable him to prosecute his journey, the police-station officer shall do his best to meet the demands, and may also adjust the rate of hire to be paid for the vehicle required or the price of any articles provided. The amount paid

shall be duly receipted and entered in the general diary and the station cash account. A duplicate copy of the bill shall be kept filled with the receipts taken from the actual sellers of the supplies or drivers of the vehicles supplied.

(See also section 8 of Bengal Regulation XI of 1806)

  1. Certain police-stations are provided with boats for the use of officers employed in investigation and other station duties, which shall be hired with their crews for thc time specified in the district allotments. Superintendents shall see that both boats and crews are efficient.
  2. (a) Muskets shall be issued to police-stations and other police posts up to the sanctioned scale. Ammunition shall be issued for these muskets at the following scale:—

Bail- 20 rounds per weapon.

Buckshot-10 rounds per police post, viz., thana, station boat, floating outpost, patrol launch, etc.

  • All arms and ammunition shall be entered, when received, in the list of Crown property maintained in the police-station, the entry being signed by the Officer-in-charge who will be personally responsible for the safe custody and maintenance of the arms and ammunition, and for seeing that they are not misused.
  • At each police-station to which arms have been issued, there should be at least 3 “trained men”, i.e., those who have done their musxetry course within two years. These men should not all be absent from the station at one time.
  • Arms small be kept in the malkhana in strong wooden racks of a standard pattern provided with locking arrangement and secured by a padlock, and ammunition in a locked box which shall be kept well raised off the ground n the malkiiana. The keys shall remain with the officer-in­charge who shall be responsible for the distribution and of the arms and ammunition. When leaving the police-station temporarily, i.e., when going to the mufassil or on similar duties, the r- in-charge shall note in the general diary the number of arms and the quantity of aminunition in stock, and the officer who remain in charge shall satisfy himself by personal examination of the presence of the arms and ammunition, and acknowledge their receipt in the general diary The keys of the rack of arms and of the ammunition boxes shall also be made over to the relieving officer and duly noted and acknowledged in the general diary.

At town outposts and platform posts to which arms have. been suppliedd, the aims rack shall be attached to the building and provided with a lock. The keys of the arms rack and of the ammunition box shall be kept by the officer on duty.

  • At mufassil police-stations to which arms have he been supplied, a constable should be on duty at the station premises during the day and one should sleep against the door of the malkhana at night The Superintendent, the Circle Inspector or the Officer-in-charge of the police-station may order an armed sentry carrying 5 rounds of buckshots ammunition to be mounted at night if local conditions necessitate such action. The sentry shall be relieved at regular intervals unler the supervision of a Sub-inspector or an Assistant Sub-Inspector.
  • At town police-station a regular sentry shall always be on duty in uniform and shall be relieved every two hours. The Officer-in chare of the station shall assemble the men present at the station every morning and evening and tell off the constables in the order of their watch for the ensuing day or night and enter the orders in the general diary. An Assistant Sub-inspector or a senior constable shall be placed in charge of the watch, and he shall see that the sentries are relieved at the proper time during the night. He shall always sleep close to the sentry so that his assistance be obtained, if necessary, without the sentry leaving his post. He shall rouse the Officer-in-charge of the station at any hour when he is required for public service.
  • Every morning the arms, etc. shall be cleaned. oiled and rubbed over and shall be inspected by the Officer in charge and a note made in the general diary about their condition. For this purpose the police stations will be supplied with oil, lubricating, G.S as for use when the arms are taken out.
  • The quantity of arms and ammunition sanctioned for each police-station or post shall be always maintained at the maximum, that is to say, arms or ammunition recalled to Headquarters shall first be replaced by a new issue. Empty cases of ammunition expended shall also be sent to the Armed Inspector, who shall recoup the amount expended without delay. the Armed Inspector shall be responsible for seeing that arms are recalled to Headquarters once each half year and fresh arms spliced from the magazine. On the commencement of the annual musketry course, the unexpended ammunition in police-station stocks shall be brought in and fired, fresh supplies being sent previously.
  • The arms and auumunition kept in police stations are intended for the suppression of serious riots likely to be attended with loss of life, or for cases in which the Officer in charge of the police-station has reason to believe that the person to be proceeded against may be armed with deadly weapons. On such an occasion arising, the Officer-in-charge of a police-station shall issue such number of arms as may be necessary with 20 rounds of ball ammunition per arm. if more than one constable is taken out, the senior of me trained constables Shall take charge of the armed party and act as squad commander under me orders of the Sub-Inspector or Assistant Sub­Inspector or Head constable.

Attention of all police-station officers is drawn to regulations l45-157 in which further details as to the use of firearms in riots and disturbances are given.

  1. (a) Revolvers max’ be supplied at the discretion of the Superintendent to specially selected police-stations where the police employed have to deal frequently with dangerous criminals and their person 1 safety is in danger. before the issue of the weapons the Superintendent shall satisfy himself that one of the Sub-1nspectors at the selected police-stat’ons is qualified in revolver shooting.
  • The Officer-in-charge shall personally responsible for the safe custody, care and cleaning of the revolvers allotted to his police- station.
  • The Officer-in-charge shall acknowledge in writing the receipt of the revolver (s) and ammunition supplied and these shall be entered in the list of Crown Property maintained at the police station.
  • The revolver (s) and ammunition when not in use shah be kept locked up in a strong box within the malkhana chest and examined, cleaned and oiled every Sunday and the fact noted in the general diary.
  • The instructions contained in regulation 237 shall apply, mutatis mutandis, to revolvers and ammunition supplied to police- stations.
  • The revolvers supplied to police-station may also be used, when necessary, by Circle Inspectors who have been trained in their use and who have not got weapons of their own.
  • The Superintendent shall periodically examine the necessity of keeping revolvers at police- stations to which they have been supplied and as soon as he finds that the necessity has ceased to exist, he shall withdraw the weapons.
  1. (a) Mlkhana doors and cheets shall be provided with secur locks, the keys of which shall be kept by the Officer-in-charge of the police-station. The key of lock-up shall remain with the sentry on duty.

NOTE.—For the purpose of this regulation a constable way be held to be an Officer-in charge when all the Sub-Inspectors And Assistant Sub specters are absent.

  1. The rules for the custody of weapons deposited at police-stations will be found in Appendix XIV.
  2. (a) Postmasters may place in police-station an iron safe to be kept under the charge of the station-house sentry. All cash chests placed in police-stations shall be embedded in the ground or wall and be secured by chains to a log or post or in some other safe method (vide rule 120 of the Posts and Telegraphs Manual, Vol. VIII). The key shall remain with the postmaster who alone shall have access to the safe. The police have nothing to do with the contents of the box, and the amount of money it contains shall not be brought on to the station books.
  • On the same conditions Sub-Registrars, except those at Headquarters of districts and subdivisions, and mufassil Khasrnakal Tahsil offices may place their iron safes to be kept under the charge of the station-house sentry.
  • Notice of escorts passing between stations and Headquarters, either sub-divisional or sadar, shall be given to postmaster, who, when they have excess funds which they desire to remit, shall send them under charge of the next available escort. The postmaster shall supply carriage and pay all charges, the police simply affording the cash the protection of the escort.
  1. (a) For the purpose of disseminating intelligence to neighboring stations and to enable supervising officers to arrive with the greatest rapidity at the scene of occurrence, telegrams should, when necessary, be sent and service stamps used in payment of such telegrams. For this purpose, the Officer-in-charge of police stations shall be supplied with service stamps of different denominations according to the criminality of the jurisdiction. The stock of stamps shall on no account be allowed to become exhausted and shall be replenished when necessary by submitting a requisition to the Superintendent. All telegrams shall be entered in the register of letters issued (Bengal Form No, 19) and the value of stamps used should be noted in the appropriate column. To distinguish such expenditure from that for ordinary postage the letter “T” shall be entered in the remarks column.
  • All telegrams shall be written with carbon paper and a file of the duplicate copies of the telegrams dispatched shall be kept at each police-station, and inspecting officers shall examine them to see that telegrams have been sent with circumspection and that they have been succinctly worded.
  • Books of telegram forms shall be supplied to police-stations by the Superintendents.
  • Should circumstances require the immediate intimation of information, officers should use special police telegrams in accordance with regulation 184.
  • On receipt of information of the arrival or movement in his jurisdiction of suspicious characters, especially foreigners, about whom there is reason to believe that they are likely to commit dacoity, gang robbery, professional drugging or other serious crime, the Officer-in­charge of a police-station, in addition to any other action he may decide to take, shall, unless the police-station is situated at the headquarters of the officer addressed, immediately, send telegrams to the Superintendent and the Circle inspector (who shall be responsible for communicating the information received to the Sub divisional Police Officer, if there is one), and shall also warn by telegram such places in the list drawn up under regulation 250 (c) as. may be selected at his discretion, giving such descriptive particulars of the suspects as may be possible with a view to action being taken by the receiver of the message under sections 54, 55 and 151, Code of Criminal Procedure. The places to which warning has been sent shall be mentioned in the message to the Superintendent and the Circle Inspector. Officers-in-charge of police stations shall also consider in such cases whether telegraphic information should not be sent to dafadars of unions surrounding the place in which the criminals are alleged to be present.
  1. (a) The first information of cognizable crime mentioned in section 154, Code of Criminal Procedure, shall be drawn up by the Officer-in-charge of the police-station in B. P. Form No. 27 in accordance with the instructions printed with it.
  • The first information report shall be written by the officer taking the information in his own hand writing and shall be signed and sealed by him.
  • The information of the commission of a cognizable crime that shall first reach the police, whether oral or written, shall be treated as the first information. It may be given by a person acquainted with the facts directly or on hearsay, but in either case it constitutes the first information required by law, upon which the enquiry under se2tiou 157, Code of Criminal Procedure, shall be taken up. When heresy information of a crime is given, the station officer shall not wan to record, as the first information, the statement of the actual complainant or an eye-witness.
  • A vague rum our shall be distinguished. from a hearsay report. It shall not be reduced to writing or signed by the informant, but entered in the general diary, and should it, on subsequent information prove woll-founded, such subsequent information shall constitute the first information.
  • A telegram is not a writing given to the police signed by the person making the statement and, thriftier, does not comply w1ai section 154, Code of Criminal Procedure. if, however, in the opinion of an officer receiving a telegram reporting the occurrence of a cognizable offence, the circumstances justify action being taken, lie should himself lodge a first information on the basis of the telegram. If he does n3t take such action., he should make an entry in the general diary.

In the case of a telephone message reporting such an occurrence. the informant should be asked to come to the police-station to lodge general diary. If it is considered necessary to start investigation oil the basis of the message and the informant remains anonymus or cannot be found, the officer receiving the message must himself lodge the intonation on the basis thereof.

(I) Police Officers shall not defer drawing up the information report until they have tested the truth of the complaint. They shall not await the result of medical examination before recording a first information, when complaint is made of grievous hart or other cognizable crime.

  • A constable left in charge of a station may accept a written report of a cognizable offence. He shall get the report signed by the person giving it, enter an abstract of it in the general diary and report the fact to the Officer-in-charge of the station. If the report of a cognizable offence is given such constable orally, he shall similarly enter the substance of it in the general diary and the complainant or informant to the Officer-in-charge of the station with a note of the case. If the report relates to the occurrence of heinous crime, he shall send immediate information to the Circle Inspector; and if the facts of the case, as may occur in dacoity, murder, etc., require the immediate apprehension of the accused, he shall take all possible steps to effect arrest.
  • First information reports, once recorded, shall on no account be cancelled by Station Officers.
  1. (a) A first information shall be recorded in respect of every cognizable complaint preferred before the police, whether prima facie, false or true, whether serious or petty, whether relative to an offence punishable under the Indian Penal Code or any special or local law. This does not apply to cases under section 34 of the Police Act, 1861, or to offences against Municipal, Railway and Telegraph bye-laws for which see regulation 254.
  • When a Police Officer has been assulted in the performance of his duties as a public set’ apt he shall obtain the previous permission of an officer superior in tank to a Sib-Inspector before instituting a case, where this can be done without detrimental delay. The responsibility for complying with this orders rests with the police officer who complains of an assault. When first information of such an offence is given, the Officer-in-charge of a police station is bound by the provisions of section 154 of the Code of Criminal Procedure to record a first information.
  • When information is lodged at a police station, that a police officer has committed a cognizable offence, the Officer-in-charge should proceed to enquire into the charge, but should send a copy of the first in formation immediacy to the Superintendent and to the District or Sub divisional Magistrate.
  • Sections 21. 22 (1) read with section 25 and section 24 of the Criminal Tribes Act, 1924 (VI of 1924), are cognizable by the police and in cases under these sections, first information report and charge sheets shall be used. For an offence under section 22(2), which is non cognizable, a report shall be submitted to the Magistrate for his taking cognizance and the offender hall he arrested by an Officer-in- charge of a police-station or any police officer not below the rank of a Sub Inspector, no other police officer being empowered under the Act to arrest without a warrant,
  1. (a) When a Magistrate directs the police to enquire into the complaint of a cognizable offence, of which n& previous information has been laid before the police, the written information sent by the magistrate to the police shall be treated as the first information. Magistrate.

(b) In every case referred to the police for enquiry, a date shall be fixed by the Magistrate by which the report or an explanation of the cause of delay shall reach him.

  1. (a) The first page of the first information report, viz., that signed. scaled or marked by the complainant or informant under section 54. Code of Criminal Procedure shall be treated as the original. It shall be sent without delay to the District Magistrate or the Sub- divisional Magistrate. as the ease may be, through the court officer. The first carbon copy of the first information shall be sent to the Superintendent. The second copy shall be kept at the police- station for future reference. A copy not carbon) shall be sent to the Circle Inspector direct at the same time as the original and the first carbon copy are dispatched to the Court Officer and the Superintendent. In subdivision where there is a Sub-divisional Police Officer two copies of the first information report shall be made out on ordinary papers, by the carbon one for the Sub- divisional Police Officer and the other for the Circle Inspector.
  • In order to secure full co-operation between officers of bordering police station the Officer- in-charge of a police-station shall, immediately on receipt of in formation of the commission of all crime within three miles of his border other than that referred to in clause(c), send information by post card (B.P. Form No. 27A) to the Officer-in-charge of the police-stations concerned and if it borders- on another circle, to the Circle Inspector concerned.

The officers receiving, such reports shall mark the occurrence on their crime map, note the fact in the general diary and take such steps as may be necessary.

  • On receipt of such information of the commission of any of the offences mentioned in Appendix XV and of any serious offence by a police officer the Officer-in-charge of the police- station shall inform his Superintendent, Circle Inspector and other officers in the maimed prescribed in that Appendix.
  • With a view to assisting the police in the prevention of clime, the Railway Board have issued instructions to railway officials to the effect that information regarding any occurrence endangering human life, servants of the Crown or Crown property should be despatched forthwith by railway telegraph to the Superintendent and if possible to the nearest police-station, even in circumstances where the informant is unable to tender payment for the message, and that where transmission by telephone is likely to be the quicker method, the control telephones should be utilized for this purpose. The cost of such telegrams if not. paid by the informant may be recovered from the Provincial Government.
  1. In cases involving loss of property, the complainant shall be required to put in a list of property stolen, signal by himself, which shall be sent to the Court Officer with the first information report. The investigating officer shall keep a copy of the list to aid him in his enquiry. If the complainant is unable to furnish a list of the property when he gives the first information, he shall be required by the investigating officer to supply a list in writing as soon as possible. The investigating officer shall forward it, duly signed by the zomplainant, to the Court Officer. Every effort must be made to secure from the complainant at the time when to first information is recorded the most precise description of the stolen property.
  2. (a) When the report of a crime mentioned in clause (c) of regulation 246 or friable exclusively by the Court of Sessions relates to an occurrence but side the jurisdiction of the officer to whom the report is made, he shall at once send information, by telegram whenever possible or by express letter, to the police-station in the jurisdiction of which the occurrence took place, and if the circumstances of the case warrant it, shall effect the apprehension of the accused.
  • In cases whore the officers of two or more police-stations have jurisdiction in respect of the same offence, and complaint is laid simultaneously at such stations, the police officers concerned shall apply to the Superintendent for instructions before submission of the final report. When complaint is laid in two districts regarding an offence which is cognizable in either district (Section 182, etc., Code of Criminal Procedure), the final report shall be submitted in one district only.
  1. When information of an offence committed within in railway limits is given at a district police-station, the Officer-in-charge of that police-station shall record the information on plain paper and send it by the quickest route to the Officer- in-charge of the railway police-station concerned, in order the case may be registered and investigated by the Railway Police. Should immediate action meanwhile be necessary, the district Police shall rake such action as they legally may.

Similar action shall be taken by the Railway police when information is lodged with them of an offence committed outside railway limits.

  1. (a) When the immediate dissemination of intelligence and the co-operation of the staff of neighbouring railway and district police-stations is desirable, hue-and-cry notices in 13. P. Form. No. 28 shall be issued in the following classes of cases when all the persons concerned have not been immediately arrested or the property stolen has not been recovered:
  • professional drugging cases;
  • dacoity, and all organized crime in which wandering gangs, foreigners or residents of other jurisdictions are known or suspected to have been concerned;
  • escapes of prisoners from lawful custody;
  • cases of cheating by professional criminals;
  • cases of shaking off police supervision by wandering gangs; and
  • important cases in which the accused have absconded after committing the offence, or in which identifiable property of large value has been stolen.

(b) Hue-and-cry notices should ordinarily be despatched by post, unless there is reason to believe that the immediate communication of information to some particular officer or officers may result in the apprehension of culprits or the recovery of stolen property, in which case the contents of the hue-and-cry notices should be communicated to such officer or officers by “special police” telegrams or by special messengers, whichever is likely to prove quicker. Full details should be immediately despatched by post.

  • All police-station shall maintain a list of bordering district and railway police-stations including their outposts, showing the distance of each place from the nearest telegraph office. these lists shall be approved by the Superintendent.
  • The hue-and-cry notice shall be drown up by the Officer-in-charge of the police-station who draws up the first information report of the case, one copy being sent to the Superintendent along with the first information of the case by the quickest available means. The Officer-in-charge shall exercise his discretion as to which other officer the notice should also be sent direct. The Superintendent shall at the same time be informed of the officers to whom the notice. has been sent On receipt of the notice the Superintendent shall send copies to the Superintendent, Railway Police, or to any other officer to whom it has not been sent direct, if the considers it desirable,.

Note.— When a notice is to be sent to a police-station of the Calcutta Police, an additional copy shall be sent to the Commissioner of Police, Calcutta, for circulation through the Ca/curia P ‘ice Gazette.

  • On receipt of a hue-and-cry notice the Officer-in-charge of a police-station shall at once enter it in red ink in the register of letters received and in the general diary and shall take all necessary action. He shall cause enquire to be made about the movements of local bad characters and shall check surveillance reports. He shall also enquire into points mentioned in the hue-and-cry notice which requires particular investigation and shall communicate the result in a brief supplementary case diary. He shall in all cases communicate the contents of the notice to his subordinates and to all dafadars and chaukidars of his jurisdiction, either by special messengers as far as possible or at muster parades, and shall warn them to be on the look-out for the offender or stolen property, as the case may be. All actions taken shall be clearly noted on each notice, which shall be consecutively numbered and filed. Successful detection of culprits or tracing of stolen property should be always rewarded.

251 (a) On receipt of information that any person who has died instate has left movable property to which there is no claimant, the officer in charge of a police-station shall, in accordance with Bengal Regulation V of 1799, take possession of such property and shall forward to the Sub-divisional Magistrate a list in B. P. Form 29 of all items taicen into custody. This list shall specify the approximate value of any animal which has been impounded in accordance with clause (c). The orders of the District Judge regarding the disposal of the property shall then be awaited.

(b) If the de2eased has also left any immovable property, the Officer-in-charge shall collect such particulars as possible regarding the property and shall record them in a memorandum which shall be attached. to B. P. Form No, 29.

  • Ordinary property, including live stock, which has been taken into custody in accordance with clause (a), shall not be sold without the orders of the District Judge. if, however, it includes any items which very rapidly deteriorate and perish, the Officer-in-charge may exercise his discretion in selling such items in anticipation of orders. Livestock shall be placed in the nearest pound.
  • When property is sold, either under clause (c) or under the orders of the District Judge, it shall be sold by the Of -charge and, whenever possible, at a public market, He shall prepare an account of the sate in B. P. Form No. 30, which shall be forwarded, in triplicate, along with the proceeds of the sale, to the Sub-divisional Magistrate. if any animal which has been impounded is sold, the pound fees shall be paid from the proceeds of the sale direct to the pound-keeper, and the balance only forwarded with the account.
  • If the District Judge orders that the property be sent to court, the Officer-in-charge shall dispatch it with a forwarding advice in 13. P Form No. 31 in triplicate, in which shall be recorded the cost of transporting the property. If the deceased has been burier or’ cremated at the expense of a municipality, the expenses so incurred shall also be recorded in the form and the Chairman or Vice-chairman shad be advised to apply to the District Judge for the recovery of the expenses.
  • The third copy of B. P. Form No. 31 or of Form No. 30 which Will, in due course, be returned by the District Judge, shall be filed in the police-station.
  • The police shall not question the validity of any claim or will which may be set up by any claimant, and property shall not be taken into custody from the possession of any such clarinet. If, however, the Officer-in-charge has reason to believe that a claimant has obtained possession dishonestoy or that a will has been forged, he shall apply to the Superintendent for orders regarding prosecution under section 404 or section 467, Indian Penal Code.
  1. (a) When a dispute in respect of land which is likely to lead to a breach of the peace is reported the Officer-in-charge of the police station or outpost or any officer not below the rank of Assistant Inspector deputed by him shall, if immediate preventive action on his own part is not required, issue a warming in 13. P. Form No. 32 to the owner, occupier or other person having or claiming an interest in land. Such warning brings the owner, occupier or person claiming an interest in the land within the scope of section 154, Indian Penal C ode should he not endeavour to prevent the dispute culminating in a riot

(b) The wanting shall be issued in duplicate, and the signature or left thumb impression of the person to whom it is issued shall be obtained on the duplicate copy in the presence of reliable waitresses, whose names and addresses should he noted. The exact date and hour of service shall be noted on the duplicate copy which should then be passed on to the office copy.

  1. (a) On receipt of a forged note from any source, an enquiry should be undertaken regarding its oration and a report sent immediately to Currency Officer, Calcutta, a copy being sent to the Deputy inspector-General, Criminal Investigation Department. This report should contain the following information regarding each note or series of notes
  • Denomination;
  • Serial letters and number,
  • General number;
  • Circle and date of notes of old type;
  • Place of appearance;
  • Date of appearance;
  • Whether process or hand made;
  • If in regard to any forged note an enquiry is not considered necessary, it will be forwarded by the Officer-in-charge to the Currency Officer along with the report mentioned in clause (a), otherwise after the in quirky or investigation has been completed. In the latter event a reference will be made to the original intimation sent to the Currency Officer reporting the discovery. If on receipt on the first report it appears the Currency Officer that the forgery is new made to be process-made and the. note has nor been sent with the report, he will immediately call for it in order to communicate the particulars to all other Currency Officer and shall thereafter return the note the police for any further investigation that they may desire to make.

The Currency Officer has been directed to sent to the police, for enquiry, all process made new forgeries irrespective of their face value and all forged notes of Rs. 10 or of a higher denomination, received by him (vide paragraph 368, Reserve Hank of India, Issue Department Manual).

  • If there is any probability of the guilt of the uttered or forger being, established, a case. should be formally instituted and thoroughly investigated by expert officers. The Superintendent is responsible for seeing that proper discrimination is displayed, both in the matter of instituting appropriate cases, and in specially reporting such of these as are required to be reported in accordance with serial 12 of the Schedule attached to Appendix XV.
  • On the conclusion of enquiries, where cases are not instituted, final reports along with the forged notes should sent to the Currency Officer in continuation of the first reports showing the result of the enquiries made and quoting in each case the number and date of the first report.
  • When cases are instituted but not specially reported, the short histories referred to in the remarks column against serial 12 of the Schedule attached to Appendix XV should be submitted quoting the reference to the report submitted in accordance with clause (a) above.
  • Should a case be sent up in charge-sheet a copy of the judgment should be sent along with the final report.
  • Particular attention should be paid to investigation of dangerous forgeries, i. e., those which are sufficiently good to deceive persons accustomed to handling notes as such cases are reported by the Deputy Inspector-General, Criminal Investigation Department, to the Director, Intelligence Bureau, for the information of the Central Government. The reports on such forgeries should include information regarding the area in which the notes have been circulated, whether there is reason to believe that a large number have been put into circulation, and whether the investigation has led to the detection of the forgers of any other known series of dangerous forgeries.
  1. (a) A register shall be kept in B. P. Form. No. 33 in which shall be entered all cases enquired into by the police in which no first information information report is required, e. g., cases under municipal or railway bye-laws, section 34, Police Act, 1861, cases under sections 107, 109, 110,144 and 145 of the Code of the Criminal Procedure non-cognizable cases under the Criminal Tribes Act, 1924, cases under sections 176 or 211, Indian Penal Code, the Motor Vehicle Act, 1939, Serias Act, 1867, etc, etc.
  • A separate register in Bengal Form No. 403 (Q), (B. P. Form No. 34) shall be maintained for all occurrences or collision, breakdown and running down in which a motor vehicle is concerned. The formed is printed in dublicate in bound books, the upper foil being perforated. As soon as an incident of this nature occurs, an entry shall be made in this form and an enquiry started. When the enquiry is complete, he perforated copy shall be sent through the Circle Inspector’ to die Superintendent, if, as a result of this enquiry, the Superintendent considers that a cognizable case under the Indian Penal Code has been made out, he will order the usual first information report and case diaries to be utilised, but this form will the attached so that h may serve as a brief for the prosecution. If, on the other hand, the Superintendent considers that the enquiry discloses an offence under the Motor Vehicles Act, 1939, or the rules framed there under or other minor Acts, then this form together with a report in B. P. Form No. 35 shall be submitted by the Investigating Officer to the Magistrate. in a case in which no prosecution is considered necessary, the perforated copy of the form shall be returned by the Superintendent to the police-station to be filled with the counterfoil. In a case in which a prosecution is ordered, this form shall be submitted eventually to the Superintendent together with the final memorandum and lie shall after perusal pass orders, if necessary, and return it with the police-station copy of the final memorandum.
  • Reports to the court for trial in such cases, excepting those under sections 107 and 145, Code of Criminal Procedure, which shall be submitted in duplicate in B. P. Form No.36, shall be su6mitted in duplicate in B. P. From No. 35. In cases, however under the Criminal Tribes Act, 1924, and Goondas Act, 1923 (Bengal Act I of 1923), sections 109 and 110, Code of Criminal Procedure, or under section 182 or 211, Indian Penal Code, only one copy of the form shall be used. In all cases where duplicate forms are used one copy showing the result of the case shall be returned by the Court Officer direct to the station officer in lieu of a final memorandum. Care shall be taken to see that column 6 of Form No. 33 is filled up in due course. If after a reasonable, period the duplicate copy is not returned with the Magistrate’s orders, a reminder shall be sent to the Court Police Office,