37 The Code of Criminal Procedure

Public when to assist Magistrates and police

Every person is bound to assist a Magistrate or police officer reasonably demanding his aid--

(a) in the taking or preventing the escape of any other person whom such Magistrate or police officer is authorised to arrest; or

(b) in the prevention or suppression of a breach of the peace; or

(c) in the prevention of any injury attempted to be committed to any railway, canal, telegraph or public property.

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