Better Regulation of Police, Prevention and Detection of Crime, Magistrate,
Superior Police, Subordinate Police, General Police District

Dist~ict Police [I859 : Cen. Act XXIV
ACT No. XXIV OF 1859.’
[THE 2(T~ NADU) DISTRICT POLICE ACT, 18591. [Gth September lS59.1 An Act for the better regulation of the Police within the 3[State of Tamil Nadu]. Preamble. KHEREAS it is expedient to make the Police-force throughout the 4[State of Tamil Nadu] a. more efficient instruaent * * * for the prevention and detection of crime, and to re-orgar: iz. tho Policeforce s * * * . Itis enacted as follows :- 1 The short title, ‘- The Madras District Police Act, 1850 ” was glven by the Repealing and Amending Act, 1901 (Central Act XI of 1901). This Act was declared by the Laws Local Extent Aat, 1874 (Central Act XV of 1874), sootion 4 nnd tho Soc~onti Rchodule, to be in forco in the wholo of tho Stab of Tamil Nadu exrept the territories mentioned in the Sixth Scherlule to that Act. -4s to employment in the City of Madras of Police officers appointetl untlor Contra1 Act XXIV of 1850,sec the Mndraq City Police Act, 1888 (Tamil Nadu A!t 111 of 1858), a. 10. The Tamil Nadu DihtriCt Polite (Amendment) Act, 1866 (Tamil Nadu Act V of 1865), and sections 3 end 4 of the Tamil Nadu Towns Nuisances Act, 1889 (Tamil Nod11 Act 111 of 1889), are to be read with, and taken as part of this Act. Aa to power of Centr~sl Goverllment to create a General Police District (notwithstanding anything in this Act) and to direct the enrhent of a pol& force thoin, see the police Act, 1888 (Central Act 111 of 1888). This Act was extended to the merged State of Pudukkottai by section 3 of, and the Firbt schedule to, the Tamil Nadu Merged 8tntes lLawxl Act. 1040 (Tamil Nclu Act XXXV of 1049).
This’~ct ;as ektondeh to the Kanyakumari district And the
Shencottah taluk of the Tirunelveli district by section 3 of,and the
First Schedule to the Tamil Nadu (Trantiferred Territol y) Exte~sion
of Laws Act, 1960 (Tamil Nadu Act 23 of 1960), which came into
force on the 1st April 1961, repealing the oorresponding law in
that territory.
2These words were substituted for the word ” Madras” by the
Tamil Nadu Adaptation of Laws Order, 1969, as amended by the
Tamil Nadu Adaptation of Laws (Second Amendment) Order, 1969,
which came into force on the 14th January 1969.
3 This expression was substituted for the expression ” territories subject to the Presidency of Fort St. George ” by the Tamil
Nadu Adaptation of Laws Order, 1970, which was deemed to haw
come into force on the 14th January 1969.
4 This expression was substituted for the expression ‘. Madras
Presidency ” by ibid.
6 The words ” at the disposal of the Magistrate ” were omitted
by section 2 of the Madras District Police (Amendment) Act, 1930
(Medras Act XX1[ of 1930).
6 he words ” and improve the condition of the village-police ” were repealed by the Madras Hereditmy Village-olXces Act, 1805
(Madras Act 111 of 1895).

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