Practice Relating to Rule 54. Attacks against Objects Indispensable to the Survival of the Civilian Population
India’s Police Manual (1986) provides:
The Central or State Government may, if satisfied with respect to any person that with a view to preventing him from acting in any manner prejudicial to … the maintenance of supplies and services essential to the community
it is necessary so to do, make an order directing that such person be detained.
[emphasis in original]