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Section 4, Foreigners Act 1946: Persons On Parole

The contents of Section 4 of the Foreigners Act, 1946 (Act No. 31 of 1946), is reproduced as under:—

“(1) Any foreigner (hereinafter referred to as an internee) in respect of whom there is in force any order made under clause (g) of sub-section (2) of section 3, directing that he be detained or confined, shall be detained or confined in such place and manner and subject to such conditions as to maintenance, discipline and the punishment of offences and breaches of discipline as the Central Government may from time to time by order determine.

(2) Any foreigner (hereinafter referred to as a person on parole) in respect of whom there is in force an order under clause (e) of sub-section (2) of section 3 requiring him to reside at a place set apart for the residence under supervision of a number of foreigners, shall while residing therein be subject to such conditions as to maintenance, discipline and the punishment of offences and breaches of discipline as the Central Government may from time to time by order determine.

(3) No person shall—
  (a) knowingly assist an internee or a person on parole to escape from custody or the place set apart for his residence, or knowingly harbour an escaped internee or person on parole, or
  (b) give an escaped internee or person on parole any assistance with intent thereby to prevent, hinder or interfere with the apprehension of the internee or the person on parole.

(4) The Central Government may, by order, provide for regulating access to, and the conduct of persons in, places in India where internees or persons on parole are detained or restricted, as the case may be, and for prohibiting or regulating the despatch or conveyance from outside such places to or for internees or persons on parole therein of such articles as may be prescribed.”





Extra Notes for Readers

(1) Sub-section (1) was inserted by Foreigners Law (Application and Amendment) Act, 1962 (Act 42 of 1962). The former sub-section (1) was omitted by Foreigners Laws (Amendment) Act, 1957 (Act 11 of 1957) (w.e.f. 19 Jan 1957).

(2) Sub-section (3) was substituted and sub-section (4) was newly inserted by Foreigners Laws (Amendment) Act, 1957 (Act 11 of 1957) (w.e.f. 19 Jan 1957).





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