Section 57   [ View Judgements ]

Provision in respect of escaped children

Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in any other law for the time being in force, any police officer may take charge without warrant of a child who has escaped from a special school or a childrens home or from the care of a person under whom he was placed under this Act and shall send the child back to the special school or the childrens home or that person, as the case may be, and no proceeding shall be instituted in respect of the child by reason of such escape but the special school, or childrens home or the person may, after giving the information to the competent authority which passed the order in respect of the child take such steps against the child as may be deemed necessary.

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