(1) The State Government may, if satisfied with respect to any person that with a view to preventing him from acting in any manner prejudicial to
(i) the security of the State or the maintenance of public order, or
(ii) the maintenance of supplies and services essential to the life of the community, it is necessary so to do, make an order directing that such person be detained.
(2) Any of the following officers, namely
(a) District Magistrates,
(b) Additional District Magistrates specially empowered in this behalf by the State Government. (c) Commissioner of Police may, if satisfied as provided in sub-section (1), exercise the powers conferred by the said sub-section
(3) When any order is made under this section by an officer mentioned in sub-section (2), he shall forthwith report the fact to the State Government, together with the grounds on which the order has been made and such other particulars as in his opinion have a beating on the matter, and no such order shall remain in force for more than twelve days after the making thereof, unless in the meantime it has been approved by the State Government.
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