This standard work consolidates the law relating to inquiry and investigation under the Railway Property (Unlawful Possession) Act, 1966, in the light of the important interpretations given by the Hon 'ble Supreme Court and various High Courts of India.
Care has been taken to include important cases. Important Amendments have been made in the recent past to the Railway Protection Force Rules, 1987, with respect to the procedure of recruitment, issue of 'Sick Memo', or 'Sick Certificate', etc., and these have been incorporated at the relevant places.
Guidelines have been laid down, with the help of decided cases, to deal with problem situations during search, arrest, registration of the cases, investigation, inquiry and trial.
The Railway Protection Force, Rules, 1987 have been included. Also relevant extracts have been given from the new Railways Act, 1989. Apart from these, the appendices also contain extracts or full texts of useful allied Acts, Rules and Orders.
All India Reporter :
The standard set up in the first edition published in 1981 has not only been maintained but has also been considerably improved.
Current Indian Statutes :
The present work is a critical commentary on the Railway Property (Unlawful Possession) Act, 1986. The book deals with a subject which tackles problems evidenced by mounting thefts and misappropriation of railway property.
Hon'ble Mr. Justice S. Murtaza Fazal Ali (Retd. Judge, Supreme Court of India) :
Having gone through the entire script, I am of the opinion that the book is a very useful piece of legal literature and fulfils the paramount need of the hour. The very scientific and legal fashion in which the various provisions of the Act have been analysed and explained, makes the book a treat for the legal intelligentsia. I highly commend the book...
Criminal Law Journal :
This book is, no doubt, a valuable addition to our legal literature and it would be of great use not only to the trainees of the RPF Training College but also to the legal practitioners and courts alike.
Maharashtra Law Journal :
The commentary is ample proof of the deep study made by the author for bringing out the present publication.
Short title, extent and commencement 4
Penalty for unlawful possession of Railway Property 18
Punishment for connivance at offences 54
Offences under the Act not to be cognizable 56
Power to arrest without warrant 59
Disposal of persons arrested 74
Inquiry how to be made against arrested persons 75
Power to summon persons to give evidence and produce documents 97
Issue of search warrant 113
Searches and arrests how made 118
Officers required to assist 120
Power of courts to order forfeiture of vehicles, etc. 121
Act to override other laws 125
Construction of references to laws not in force in Jammu and Kashmir 126
Repeal and Savings 127
Railway Protection Force Act, 1957 129
Railway Protection Force (Amendment) Act, 1985 137
Railway Protection Force Rules, 1987 141
Standing Orders, 1967 275
Powers of Assistance Security Officer (Prosecution) 279
Departmental Disciplinary Proceeding versus Judicial Proceeding 281
Railway Board's Circular Letter No. E (D&A) 17 RG-6-39
dated 6-6-1974 282
Forms prescribed for R. P. (U.P.) Act, 1966 283
Police Act, 1861 297
Police (Incitement to Disaffection) Act, 1922 299
Railways Act, 1989 302
Indian Penal Code, 1860 315
Identification of Prisoners Act, 1920 322
Telegraph Wires (Unlawful Possession) Act, 1950 323
Arms Act, 1959 324
DICEY'S RULE OF LAW
DIAS AND HUGHES OF JURISPRUDENCE
DR. V.N. SHUKLA'S 'THE CONSTITUTION OF INDIA'
LORD MACAULEY'S DESPATCH ON CODIFICATION, 1833
MAXWELL'S INTERPRETATION OF THE STATUTES, 9TH EDN.
SIR JAMES STEPHEN'S CRIMINAL LAW
M.L. DHUPAR ON R.P. (U.P.) ACT