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The Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court on Wednesday directed the Sub-Collector of Thoothukudi not to pass any final orders pursuant to the proceedings initiated against anti-Sterlite protesters under Sections 107 and 111 of the CrPC.

As per Section 107 of the CrPC, when an executive magistrate receives information that any person is likely to disturb public tranquillity, the person may be asked to execute a bond, with or without sureties, for keeping peace. Section 111 of the CrPC states that the magistrate shall issue an order in writing, setting forth the substance of the information received, the amount of the bond to be executed, the term for which it is to be in force and the number, character and class of sureties (if any) required.

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