ACT, 1939

(U.P. ACT No. II 1939)

                                                     (Received the assent of the governor- General on June 7, 1939, under Section 76 of

the Government of India Act, 1935, and was published in U.P.

Gazette 17th June, 1939

An Act further to amend the police Act, 1861, for certain purposes

                Preamble .-  Whereas it is expedient further  to amend the Police Act , 1861, in  its application to the Uttar Pradesh for extending the period of limitation for application for compensation under the said Act ;

                It is hereby enacted as follows:

 1. Short title, extent and commencement.- (1) This Act may be called the police (Uttar Pradesh Amendment ) Act, 1939.

2.  It extends to the whole of the Uttar Pradesh except the Jaunsar- Bawar Pargana of the Dehra Dun District and the protion of the Mirzapur District South of the Kaimur Range.  

3 . This Act shall have retrospective effect and shall be deemed to have had effect as from the first day of January, 1939.


2.Amendment of Section 15-A of Act V of  1861.- (a) In subsection (1) of Section 15-A  of the police Act, 1861 for the words “ one month” the words “ three months” shall be substituted.

(b) Add the following proviso to sub-section (1) of Section 15-a of the  Police Act, 1861:“Provided that the period of limitation for such application for compensation in respect of death or grievous hurt or loss of, or damage to property caused before the first day of April, 1939 shall be four months.