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541. Power to appoint place of imprisonment.

(1) Unless when other-wise provided by any law for the time being in force, the Provincial Government may direct in what place any person liable to be imprisoned or committed to custody under this Code shall be confined.

(2) Removal to criminal pi! of accused or convicted person who are in confinement in civil jail, and their return to the civil jail. If any person liable to be imprisoned or committed to custody under this Code is in confinement in a civil jail, the Court or Magistrate ordering the imprisonment or committal may direct that the person be removed to a criminal jail.

(3) When a person is removed to a criminal jai! under sub-section (2) he shall, on being released therefrom, be sent back to the civil jail, unless either:
 
(a)    three years have elapsed since he was removed to the criminal jail in which case he shall be deemed to have been discharged from the civil jail under (section 58 of the Code of Civil Procedure 1908]; or

(b)    the Court which ordered his imprisonment in the civil jail has certified to the officer in charge of the criminal jail that he is entitled to be discharged under [section 58 of the Code of Civil Procedure 1908]
 

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