Section 110 in The Code of Criminal Procedure

Title: Security for good behaviour from habitual offenders

Description: When 1 [an Executive Magistrate] receives information that there is within his local jurisdiction a person who-- (a) is by habit a robber, house-breaker, thief, or forger, or (b) is by habit a receiver of stolen property knowing the same to have been stolen, or (c) habitually protects or harbours thieves, or aids in the concealment or disposal of stolen property, or (d) habitually commits, or attempts to commit, or abets the commission of, the offence of kidnapping, abduction, extortion, cheating or mischief, or any offence punishable under Chapter XII of the Indian Penal Code (45 of 1860), or under section 489A, section 489B, section 489C or section 489D of that Code, or (e) habitually commits, or attempts to commit, or abets the commission of, offences, involving a breach of the peace, or (f) habitually commits, or attempts to commit, or abets the commission of--- (i) any offence under one or more of the following Acts, namely:--- (a) the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940 (23 of 1940); 2[(b) the Foreign Exchange Regulation Act, 1973 (46 of 1973);] (c) the Employees Provident Fund 3 [and Family Pension Fund] Act, 1952 (19 of 1952); (d) the Prevention of Food Adulteration Act, 1954 (37 of 1954); (e) the Essential Commodities Act, 1955 (10 of 1955); (f) the Untouchability (Offences) Act, 1955 (22 of 1955); (g) the Customs Act, 1962 (52 of 1962); 4 *** 5[(h) the Foreigners Act, 1946 (31 of 1946);] or (ii) any offence punishable under any other law providing for the prevention of hoarding or profiteering or of adulteration of food or drugs or of corruption, or (g) is so desperate and dangerous to render his being at large without security hazardous to the community, such Magistrate may, in the manner hereinafter provided, require such person to show cause why he should not be ordered to execute a bond, with sureties, for his good behaviour for such period, not exceeding three years, as the Magistrate thinks fit. 1. Subs. by Act 63 of 1980, s. 2, for "a Judicial Magistrate of the first class" (w.e.f. 23-9-1980). 2. Subs. by Act 56 of 1974, s. 3 and the Second Sch., for item (b) (w.e.f. 10-1-1975). 3. Ins. by s. 3 and the Second Sch., ibid. (w.e.f. 10-1-1975). 4. The word "or" omitted by Act 25 of 2005, s. 14 (w.e.f. 23-6-2006). 5. Ins. by s. 14, ibid. (w.e.f. 23-6-2006)

Title: Order to be made

Description: When a Magistrate acting under section 107, section 108, section 109 or section 110, deems it necessary to require any person to show cause under such section, he shall make an order in writing, setting forth the substance of the information received, the amount of the bond to be executed, the term for which it is to be in force, and the number, character and class of sureties (if any) required.

Title: Procedure in respect of person present in Court

Description: If the person in respect of whom such order is made is present in Court, it shall be read over to him, or, if he so desires, the substance thereof shall be explained to him.

Title: Summons or warrant in case of person not so present

Description: If such person is not present in Court, the Magistrate shall issue a summons requiring him to appear, or, when such person is in custody, a warrant directing the officer in whose custody he is to bring him before the Court: Provided that whenever it appears to such Magistrate, upon the report of a police officer or upon other information (the substance of which report or information shall be recorded by the Magistrate), that there is reason to fear the commission of a breach of the peace, and that such breach of the peace cannot be prevented otherwise than by the immediate arrest of such person, the Magistrate may at any time issue a warrant for his arrest.

Title: Copy of order to accompany summons or warrant

Description: Every summons or warrant issued under section 113 shall be accompanied by a copy of the order made under section 111, and such copy shall be delivered by the officer serving or executing such summons or warrant to the person served with, or arrested under, the same.

CHAPTER 8 SECURITY FOR KEEPING THE PEACE AND FOR GOOD BEHAVIOUR