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, the agent or manager of such person shall be punishable with fine, if such 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 use all lawful means in his power to prevent such riot or assembly 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 his agent or his manager had a reason to believe that such riot was likely to be committed and 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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