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Bare acts > Exchange of Prisoners Act, 1948 > Section 2
 
   


 

2. Definitions.- In this Act, unless there in anything repugnant in the subject or context,-

(a) " prison" includes any subsidiary jail, judicial lock- up or police lock- up, and any place used for the custody of persons who are ordered to be detained under any law for the time being in force;

(b) " prisoner" means any person committed to custody in a prison on or before the 1st day of August, 1948 under the writ, warrant or order of any Court or authority other than a civil Court or Court- martial, .


(d) " transferable prisoner" means-

(i) in the State of Punjab as it existed before the 1st November, 1956, any prisoner who, being a Muslim, is willing to be transferred to Pakistan under the provisions of this Act, and

(ii) in any other part of India, any prisoner of such category as the Central Government may specify by notification in the Official Gazette who, being a Muslim, is willing to be transferred to Pakistan under the provisions of this Act.

 

 

 

 

 

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