1Short title and extent
This Act may be called the Dourine Act, 1910. This section extends to the whole of India except 2[the territories which, immediately before the 1st November,...
2Definitions
In this Act, the expressions "inspector" and "veterinary? practitioner" mean, respectively, the officers appointed as such under this Act, acting within the...
3Registration of horses
The State Government may, by notification as aforesaid, make such orders as it thinks fit directing and regulating the registration of entire horses maintai...
4Appointment of inspectors and veterinary practitioners
The State Government may, by notification as aforesaid, appoint any persons it thinks fit to be inspectors, and any qualified veterinary surgeons to be vete...
5Powers of inspector
An inspector may, subject to such rules as the State Government may make in this behalf,- enter and search any building, field or other place for the pur...
6Duties of inspector
 An inspector issuing an ORDER under section 5 ,3* * * shall forthwith  forward a copy of such ORDER to the veterinary practitioner....
7Inspection of horses
A veterinary practitioner receiving a copy of an ORDER forwarded under  section 6 shall, as soon as possible after receipt of such copy, examine the hors...
8Powers of veterinary practitioner
A veterinary practitioner may- (a) cancel any ORDER issued under section 5, 4* * * ; or1 The word "and" rep. by Act 8 of 1920, s. 2.2 Ins. by s. 2, ibid. 3 ...
9Compensation for horse destroyed, etc
When any horse is castrated or destroyed under section 8, the market-value of such horse immediately before it became affected with dourine shall be ascerta...
10Settlement of compensation
A veterinary practitioner may award, as compensation to be paid under section 9 in respect of each horse castrated or destroyed under section 8, a sum not e...
11Committees for hearing appeals
The State Government shall, by rules published in the Official Gazette, make provision for the constitution of a committee or committees for the hearing of ...
12Appeals
Any owner may, within two months FROM the date of a decision under section 10, appeal against such decision to the committee constituted in that behalf by r...
13Vexatious entries and searches
Whoever, being an inspector appointed under this Act, vexatiously and unnecessarily enters or searches any field, building or other place, shall be punishab...
14Rules
The State Government may make rules for the purpose of carrying INTO effect the provisions of this Act. - In particular, and without prejudice to the genera...
15Penalties
Whoever uses or permits to be used for breeding purposes- any horse which has not been registered in accordance with the requirements of a notification unde...
16Protection to persons acting under Act
No suit, prosecution or other legal proceeding shall lie against any person for anything which is, in good faith, done or intended to be done under this Act....
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