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Public Assistance Act, 1939

Penalty for offences in district institutions.

79.Every inmate of a district institution who—

(a) wilfully does any act (whether of commission or omission) which is a contravention of a regulation in force by virtue of this Act in such institution, or

(b) is, by reason of the consumption of intoxicating liquor, drunk or incapable of conducting himself in such institution, or

(c) does any act of insubordination in relation to an officer of such institution, or

(d) does any other act (whether of commission or omission) of misbehaviour in such institution which is prejudicial to the discipline or the good government of such institution,

shall be guilty of an offence under this section and shall be liable on summary conviction thereof to imprisonment for a term not exceeding twenty-one days.