Provision

Whenever a riot is committed for the benefit or on behalf of any person who is the owner or occupier of any land respecting which such riot takes place or who claims any interest in such land, or in the subject of any dispute which gave rise to the riot, or who has accepted or derived any benefit therefrom, such person shall be punishable with fine, if he or his agent or manager, having reason to believe that such riot was likely to be committed or that the unlawful assembly by which such riot was committed was likely to be held, shall not respectively use all lawful means in his or their power to prevent such assembly or riot from taking place, and for suppressing and dispersing the same.


Simply put

  • Whenever riot is committed for the benefit or on behalf of any person who is the owner or occupier of any land or
  • Who claim any interest in such land or
  • Who claims interest in the subject matter of the dispute
  • Who has derived any benefit  from such land
  • Then such an offender shall be punishable with fine
  • If the person/owner, his agent or his manager had a reason to believe that such riot was likely to be committed and such person, his agent or his manager does not utilize all lawful means in their power to prevent such an assembly or riot from taking place and for suppressing or dispersing it.  


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