ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS
1. Short title
3. Authorization of guards and watchmen
4. Protected places
5. Protected areas
6. Publication of orders
7. Measures for protection of protected place or area
8. Safeguarding of information
10. Powers of arrest
11. Application to Government
6 of 1960
An Act to Make Provision for the Control of the Entry of Persons into Certain Places and for the Control of the Movements and Conduct of Persons within Certain Areas and to Provide for Matters Connected Therewith
[15TH JUNE 1960]
This Act may be cited as the Protected Places and Areas Act.
In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—
“authorized officer” means—
(a) any police officer of or above the rank of Inspector Grade II;
(b) any administrative officer;
(c) any person performing the duties of a guard or watchman in a protected place or a protected area authorized in that behalf under section 3;
(d) any other person or class of persons declared by the Minister, in his discretion, by notice published in the Gazette to be such either generally or in respect of any specified place or area or classes of place or area;
“premises” includes any land in Malawi and any building or structure on such land;
“protected area” means any area declared to be a protected area under section 5 and includes any building or structure on any land within such area;
“protected place” means any premises declared to be a protected place under section 4.
Any administrative officer or any police officer of or above the rank of Assistant Superintendent may authorize in writing any person performing the duties of a guard or a watchman in a protected place or a protected area to exercise the powers of an authorized officer in such place or area.
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