The Haryana Police (Protection of Railways) Act, 1974
Haryana Act No. 30 of 1974
Received the assent of the Governor of Haryana on the 31st August, 1974, and first published for general information in the Haryana Government Gazette (Extraordinary), Legislative Supplement Part I of the 5th September, 1974.
An Act to provide enhanced punishments for certain derelictions of duty by members of the police forces.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Haryana in the Twenty-fifth Year of the Republic of India as follows :-
1. Short title and extent. - (1) This Act may be called the Haryana Police (Protection of Railways) Act, 1974.
(2) It extends to the whole of the State of Haryana.
2. Enhanced punishment for derelictions of duty by police in certain circumstances. - It shall be an offence punishable under this Act for any member of a police force whose duty for the time being is to protect from acts of violence any passenger or goods being conveyed upon any railway, as defined in the Indian Railways Act, 1890, to fail in the proper performance of that duty and notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in any law or order for the time being in force regulating discipline in the police force of which he is a member but without prejudice to any other punishment to which he may be liable thereunder, such member of a police force shall be liable, on conviction for such offence by a competent criminal Court, to be punished with rigorous imprisonment for a term which may extend to ten years or, if on the occasion of his offence any loss of human life occurs, with death or imprisonment for life or rigorous imprisonment for a period which may extend to ten years.
3. Repeal. - The East Punjab Police (Protection of Railways) Act, 1947 (East Punjab Act 12 of 1947), in its application to the State of Haryana, is hereby repealed.