ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS
1. Short title.
3. Authorisation of guards and watchmen.
4. Protected place.
5. Protected area.
6. Measures for protection of protected place or area.
7. Safeguarding of information.
9. Power of arrest.
THE PROTECTED PLACES AND AREAS ACT
An Act to provide for the protection of certain areas and places.
[7th November, 1969]
Act No. 38 of 1969
This Act may be cited as the Protected Places and Areas Act.
In this Act, unless the context otherwise–
"authorised officer" means–
(a) any police officer of or above the rank of an Assistant Inspector;
(b) in relation to any Region, the Regional Commissioner of the region; and in relation to any district, the District Commissioner of the district;
(c) any person performing the duties of a guard in a protected place or a protected area authorised in that behalf under the provisions of section 3;
(d) any other person or class of persons declared by the Minister by Order in the Gazette to be an authorised officer or officers for the purposes of this Act either generally or in respect of any specified place or area or class of places or areas;
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