Garo Hills Regulation, 1882
Last Updated 19th February, 2020 [meg110]
(a) prohibit all or any persons, not being natives of the Garo Hills District, from doing any of the following acts within the limits of the said district without a license, that is to say-cutting wood, hunting animals, collecting wax, ivory, India-rubber or other jungle products ; and
(b) prescribe the conditions and restrictions subject to which and amount of the fees on payment of which, and the persons by whom, licences to do any of the said acts may be granted.3. Penalties for offences against Section 2. - Any person who does any act in contravention of a notification issued under Section 2 of this Regulation, and any holder of a licence under the said section who does any act in contravention of a restriction or condition imposed by such licence; shall be punished, for a first offence, with a fine exceeding one hundred rupees, for each subsequent offence with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to three months, or with a fine not exceeding five hundred rupees, or with both ; and the Magistrate by whom he is convicted may further order that all animals or carcasses of animals and all wood, wax, ivory, India-rubber or other jungle-products found in his possession and all animals, ropes, nets, guns ammunition and other things used by him in the commission of such offence, shall be confiscated. 4. Acquisition of interests in land prohibited. - It shall not be lawful for any person not being a native of the Garo Hills District, to acquire any interest in land or the product of land within the limits of the said district without the sanction of the State Government or of such officer as the State Government may appoint in this behalf. Any interest so acquired may be dealt with as the State Government or the said officer may direct. The State Government may from time to time by notification in the official Gazette extend the prohibition contained in this section to any class of persons, natives of the said district, and may from time to time, in like manner, cancel or vary such extension. 5. Realisation of fines and imprisonment on default of payment. - The provisions of Sections 64 to 70, both inclusive, of the Indian Penal Code shall apply to all fines imposed under the authority of this Regulation. 6. Jurisdiction. - The jurisdiction in respect of offences against this Regulation shall be exercised by such officers and subject to such conditions as the State Government may, from time to time, by notification in the official Gazette direct.