Assam Rifles Act,1941


Act No : 5



- In this Act unless there is anything repugnant in the subject or context,-

(1) "active service" means service at outposts, or against hostile tribes or other persons in the field;

(2) "Commandant" or "Assistant Commandant" means a person appointed by the Central
Government to be Commandant or an Assistant Commandant of the Assam Rifles;

(3)2[``District Magistrate" includes a Deputy Commissioner;]

(4) "rifleman" means a person appointed as such under Section 4-after he has signed the statement in the Schedule in accordance with the provisions of sub-section (2) of Section 4-, and includes a rifleman appointed under the Assam Rifles Act, 1920and a Military Police Officer appointed under the Eastern Bengal and Assam Military Police Act, 1912,3[and a non-combatant appointed as such, whether before or after the ommencement4of the Assam Rifles (Amendment) Act, 1951;]

(5) "superior officer" means, in relation to any rifleman.-

(a) an officer of a higher class than, or of a higher grade in the same class as himself and

(b) any Assistant Commandant or Commandant;

(6) the expressions "reason to believe", "criminal force", "assault", "fraudulently" and "voluntarily causing hurt" have the meanings assigned to them respectively in the Indian Penal Code-.


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