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Bare acts > Explosive Act, 1884 > Section 4


4. Definitions. -In Act, unless the context otherwise requires, -

(a) “Aircraft” means any machine which can derive support in the atmosphere from the reaction of the air, other than the reactions of the air against the earth's surface, and includes balloons, whether fixed or free, airships, kites, gliders and flying machines;

(b) “Carriage” includes any carriage, wagon cart, truck, vehicle or other means of conveying goods or passengers by land, in whatever manner the same may be propelled;

(c) “District Magistrate” in relation to any area for which a Commissioner of Police has been appointed, means the Commissioner of Police thereof and includes-

(i) Any such Deputy Commissioner of Police, exercising jurisdiction over the whole or any part of such area, as may he specified by the State Government in this behalf in relation to such area or part; and

(ii) An additional District Magistrate;

(d) “Explosive” means gunpowder, nitroglycerine, ritroglycol, and gun cotton di-nitro-toluene, tri-nitro-toluene picric acid, di-nitro-phenol, tri-nitro-resorcinol (styphnic acid), cyclotrimethylene trinitramine, pentaerythritol-tetranitrate, totryl, nitro gannidine, lead azide, lead styphynate, fulminate of mercury or any other metal diazo-di-nitrophenol, coloured fires or any other substance whether a single chemical compound or a mixture of substances, whether solid or liquid or gaseous used or manufactured with a view to produce a practical effect by explosion or pyrotechnic effect; and includes fog signals, fireworks, fuses, rockets, percussion-caps, detonators, cartridges, ammunition of all description and every adaptation of preparation of an explosive as defined in this clause;

(e) “Export” means taking out of India to a place outside India by land, sea of air;

(f) “Import “ means to bring into India from a place outside India by land, sea of air;

(g) “Master”, -

(i) In relation to any vessel or aircraft means any person, other than a pilot harbour master, assistant harbour master or berthing master, having for the time being the charge or control of such vessel or aircraft, as the case may be; and

(ii) In relation to any boat belonging to a ship, means the master of that ship;

(h) “Manufacture” in relation to an explosive includes the process of-

(1) Dividing the explosive into its component parts or otherwise breaking up or unmaking the explosive, or making fit for use any damaged explosive, and
(2) Remaking, altering or repairing the explosive;

(i) “Prescribed” means prescribed by rules made under the Act;

(j) “Vessel” includes any ship, boat, sailing vessel, or other description of vessel used in navigation whether propelled by cars or otherwise and anything made for the conveyance, mainly by water, of human beings or of goods and a caisson.





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