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INDIAN PENAL CODE
AND OTHER ACTS OF THE GOVERNOR-
Sir W. F. AGNEW of LINCOLN'S Ing., Esq.
Barrister-at-Law, Recorder of Rangoon, Author of the Law of Patents, The Statute of Frauds,
and Joint Author of Notes on the Criminal Procedure Code.
I MADRAS : HIGGI
In this work I have endeavoured to collect and note all Acts and portions of Acts of the Indian Legislature relating to offences other than purely local Acts, e.g., the Mirzapur Stone Mahals Act. In my notes I have confined myself almost entirely to the decisions of the various High Courts and the Chief Court of the Punjab, and have referred very sparingly to English authorities. I am aware that I have the high authority of Mr. Mayne against me on this point. But with great deference to his opinion it seems to me that after the remarks of Lord Herschell in The Bank of England v. Vagliano (1891), A. C., 107; and of the Privy Council in Norendra Nath Sircar v. Kamalbasini Dasi, L. R., 23, I. A., 18; it will be the duty of Courts in India to confine themselves to the words of the Act that they have to construe. Nor have I referred to the proceedings of the Legislature in passing an Act, for these, according to the decision of the Privy Council in The Administrator-General of Bengal 1. Premlal Mullick, L. R., 22, I. A., 107, are equally excluded from the consideration of the Courts.
The authorities have been brought down in the addenda to the end of 1897.
W. F. AGNEW.