The Punjab Frontier Crossing Regulation




1.    Regulation.
2.    Persons duly warned  not to cross  Frontier. Warning addressed to individuals, a class or the  Public.
3.    Penalty for disobeying warning.
4.    Power   to order offender's removal to another   place.
5.    Power to apprehend persons contravening such   order.
6.    Power to take security from persons   suspected   of intended disobedience to warning.
7.    Proof of Intention.

1[REGULATION VII of 1873.]

[punjab frontier crossing   regulation, 1873].

(Published in the Gazette of India of 20th December, 1873,
p. 1014, and in the Punjab Gazette of 25th December, 1873,425)^.

whereas by a Resolution passed by the Secretary of State in Council on the 6th day of October, 1870, the provisions of the thirty-third of Victoria , chapter 3, section I, were declared appli­cable to the Districts of Hazara, Peshawar, Kohat, Bannu, Dera Ismail Khan and Dera Ghazi Khan.

And whereas the Lieutenant Governor of the    Punjab has proposed to the  Governor-General in  Council  a  draft  of the following Regulation, together with the reasons for   proposing tiie same;
And whereas the Governor-General in   Council has   taken such draft and reasons into consideration, and has   approved of such draft, and the same has received the  Governor-General 's assent;

In pursuance of the direction contained in the said section, the said draft is now published in the Gazette of India, and  will be published to the Local Gazette,   and will thereupon have the force of law '•


1. (i) No person duly warned in the manner hereinafter described shall pass out of British Territory across the Frontier of the Districts of Hazara, Peshawar, Kohat, Bannu, Dera Ismail Khan and Dera Ghazi Khan.

1.         Slior title    'The Punjab Frontier Crossing Regulation, 1873,, see Notification No. 13, dated 11th October, 1875, Gazette of India. 1875, Pt I p. 529.

1873: Act, VH]                                                    frontier crossing.

1[(2) No British subject or subject of a State in India, and no inhabitant of any territory under His Majesty's protection shall pass out of British Territory across the Frontier of the Districts of Hazara, Peshawar, Kohat, Bannu and Dera Isniaii Khan with the intention of proceeding into Afghanistan, unless he is in possession of—

(a)        a passport duly  endorsed with permission   to   cross that Frontier; or

(b)   a pass to cross that Frontier issued under the authority of the 2[Central   Government],

Persons duly warned not to cross Frontier warning addressed to individuals, a class or the public.

2.    A warning for the purpose of this Regulation,   if addressed to an individual, shall be in writing under   the   hand   of the 3[Provincial Government], or of the Magistrate of   the district, within which such individual   dwells or may be found, and shall be served upon him in such manner as the 4[Central Government] may from time to time prescribe; if addressed  to a class of persons or to the public generally, the previous sanction of the  5[Central Government] must be obtained, and this warning shall be notified        s, in the '"[Official Gazette], and   be otherwise published in such manner as may be directed by the 4[Central Government].


Penalty for disobeying warning.

3.   Whoever disobeys, or attempts to disobey,  or abets, xt,v of i860 within the Meaning of the 7[Pakistan] Penal Code an other person in disobeying or attempting to disobey 8[any prohibition] contained in the first section of this Regulation shall be  punishable  with fine not exceeding five hundred rupees:

                9[Provided that no proceeding shall be taken under this section against any person in respect of any disobedience to the prohibition contained in sub-section (2) of that section, save with the sanction of the authority competent to issue the requisite passport or pass as the case may be].

The provisions of sections 64,   67,   68,   69   and   70   of the XLVo 7[Pakistan] Penal Code shall apply to all fines imposed under this section.
(1873: Reg: VTI.                                           FRONTIER CROSSING.

4. If any person disobeys, or attempt to disobey, or abets, within the meaning of the ! [Pakistan] Penal Code, another person in disobeying or attempting to disobey 2[any such prohibition], the 3[Central Government] may order him to remove to 4[such, place within the Punjab or the North-West Frontier Province] as the -[Central Government] in each case directs.
5. If any person contravenes any such order, the 5[Provincial Government] or Magistrate of the district within   which he is
dwelling or may be found may cause him to be apprehended and
detained in custody until he is released   upon such conditions as
the 3 [Central  Government] thinks fit.
6. If the 5[Provincial Government] or Magistrate of the district within which any person (whether an European British subject or not) is dwelling or may be found reasonably suspects that he intends to disobey 6[any prohibition applica­ble to him] contained in the first section of this Regulation, such '[Provincial Government] or Magistrate may require such security for his good behaviour for a period not exceeding six months, as the 7[Provincial Government] or Magistrate may seem sufficient.
The provisions of the 8[Code of Criminal Procedure, section 507 to 516 (both inclusive), shall apply, mutatis  mutandis, to all cases under this section.
9[7. For the purpose of any proceeding under this Regula­tion in respect of any disobedience or attempted disobedience to a prohibition contained in sub-section (2) of section (1) it shall be presumed, until the contrary is proved, that the person crossing or attempting to cross the Frontier without a passport or pass was intending to proceed into Afghanistan].

1.             Subs, for the words "Indian,, by (J.G. O. 4 of 1949, Art. 25. Sch.

2.              Subs. for the words "the said prohibition,, by North.-West frontier Province Regulation III of 1927. s. 4-
3.             Subs, for "Local Government,. by A. O., 1937, Sch. XI.
4.             Subs, for   'such place under the Government of the Lieutenant Governor of the Punjab by A. O., 1937.
5.             suds, for the words • Chief Commissioner by A- O., 1937- which were previously subs, for the words  'Commissioner of the division,, by N. W. F. P., Regulation VII of 1901, sec, 3, Sch. I, Part II.
6.             Subs, for the words  'the prohibition,, by North-West Frontier Province Regulation III ofl927, s. 5.
7.             Subs, for the words "Chief Commissioner,, by A. O., 1937, which were Previously subs, for the words -'Commissioner,, by Reg. VII of 1901, s. 3. "Sch. I, Part II.
8.             See now the Co 13 .,!' Criminal Procedure, 1898, (Act V of 1898).
9.             inserted by   North West Frontier Province Regulation 1 11 of 1927 s. 6.


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