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37 Police Act -  Recovery of penalties and fines imposed by Magistrates

Section 37 of Indian Police Act 1861 -  Recovery of penalties and fines imposed by Magistrates

The provisions of sections 64 to 70, both inclusive, of the Indian Penal Code (45 of 1860), and of sections 386 to 389, both inclusive, of the 2Code of Criminal Procedure, 1882 (10 of 1882), with respect to fines, shall apply to penalties and fines imposed under this Act . on conviction before Magistrate:

Provided that, notwithstanding anything contained in section 65 of the first-mentioned Code, any person sentenced to fine under section 34 of this Act may be imprisoned in default of payment of such fine for any period not exceeding eight days.


1. Subs. by Act 8 of 1895, s. 14, for sections 37, 38, 39 and 40.

2. See now sections 421 to 424 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 (Act 2 of 1974).

1. See, however, paragraph 4 of the India and Burma (Transitory Provisions) Order, 1937. S. 41 Read as follows: -"All sums paid for the service of process by police-officers, and all rewards, forfeitures and penalties or shares of rewards, forfeitures and penalties which by law are payable to informers shall, when the information is laid by a police-officer, be paid into the General Police Fund".

2. So much of s. 42 (the portion printed in italics) as relates to the limitation of suits rep. by Act 9 of 1871, s. 2 and the First Schedule.

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