39. Section 74 of the principal Act is amended by deleting subsections (1) and (2) and substituting the following subsections:
“(1) Every person detained under this Act in an approved school or an approved home shall serve the full period of his detention as ordered by the court and shall be deemed to be in lawful custody until he is lawfully discharged therefrom.
(2) If any person who is being detained under this Act in an approved school or approved home escapes from the approved school or approved home before the expiry of his period of detention —
he may be apprehended without warrant by a police officer or an approved welfare officer and brought back to the approved school or approved home by the police officer or approved welfare officer, as the case may be; and
the period of his detention in the approved school or approved home shall be extended by the period (as computed by the manager of the approved school or approved home) for which he was at large.”.