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THE KERALA CATTLE TRESPASS ACT, 1961

CHAPTER I

1. Short title, extent and commencement............................................................................233
2. Definitions.................................................................................................................................233

CHAPTER II

Pounds and Pound-keepers

3. Establishment of Pounds......................................................................................................234
4. Control of pounds and rates of charge for feeding impounded cattle......................234
5. Appointment of pound-keepers..........................................................................................234

Duties of Pound-keepers

6. To keep registers and furnish returns...............................................................................234
7. To register seizures...............................................................................................................234
8. To take charge of and feed cattle......................................................................................234

CHAPTER III

Impounding Cattle

9. Cattle damaging land may be seized and police to aid such seizures.....................234
10. Cattle damaging public roads, canals and embankments........................................235
11. Fines for cattle impounded................................................................................................235
11A. Special Provisions for cattle straying in aerodromes..............................................235

CHAPTER IV

Delivery or Sale of Cattle

12. Procedure when owner claims the cattle and pays fines and charges...................235
13.Procedure if cattle be not claimed within a week............................................................235
14. Delivery to owner disputing legality of seizure but making deposit..........................236
15. Procedure when owner refuses or omits to pay the fines and expenses..............236
16. Disposal of fines, expenses and surplus proceeds of sale.......................................236
17. Application of fines and unclaimed proceeds of sale..................................................236
18. Officers and Pound-keepers not to purchase cattle at sales under this Act.......237

CHAPTER V

Complaints of illegal Seizure and Detention

19. Power to make complaints..................................................................................................237
20. Procedure on complaints.....................................................................................................237
21. Compensation for illegal seizure or detention and release of cattle.......................237
22. Recovery of compensation.................................................................................................237

CHAPTER VI

Penalties

23. Penalty for forcibly opposing the seizure of cattle or rescuing the same..............237
24. Penalty for damage caused to land or crops or public roads by cattle..................237
25. Recovery of penalty for mischief committed by causing cattle to trespass........238
26. Powers of Police to investigate offences under Section 24.......................................238
27. Penalty on pound-keeper failing to perform duties......................................................238
28. Application of fines recovered under Sections 24, 25 and 27...................................238

CHAPTER VII

Suits for Compensation

29. Saving of right to sue for compensation........................................................................238
30. Set-off.....................................................................................................................................238

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