—(1) The Minister may by notification in the Gazette declare any fence or barrier surrounding any area in a security area that may be defined or specified in the notification to be a perimeter fence for the purpose of this regulation.
(2) Where any such area is surrounded by two or more fences or barriers separated from each other by intervals all such fences and barriers together with the land lying between them shall be deemed to be one fence for the purpose of this regulation.
(3) When any fence or barrier has been declared a perimeter fence under this regulation and the declaration has not been cancelled, that perimeter fence shall for the purposes of this regulation be deemed to continue to exist notwithstanding any physical gap or defect therein, whether arising from injury to or lack of repair of that fence or otherwise.
(4) The Commissioner of Police shall cause to be provided in any perimeter fence one or more gates or entrances (referred to in this regulation as the entry points) to enable persons to pass in and out of the area concerned, but the entry points shall be deemed for the purposes of this regulation to form part of the perimeter fence.
(5) Any person who crosses or attempts to cross, or passes or attempts to pass any article over, through or under any perimeter fence, except as provided in paragraph (7), or who damages or attempts to damage or tamper with any such fence or any part thereof or any gate or movable barrier at any entry point shall be guilty of an offence under these Regulations.
(6) The Commissioner of Police may cause to be taken such steps as he may consider necessary to prevent any person crossing any such perimeter fence or passing any article over, through or under that fence, and such steps may extend to the taking of defensive measures which involve or may involve danger to the life of any such person:
Provided that where any such measures are taken in a place not on, under or within the perimeter fence itself, such precautions shall be taken including the prominent display of warning notices as may be reasonably necessary to prevent inadvertent or accidental entry into any such place.
(7) Without prejudice to the provisions of any other written law or any order made thereunder, any person may enter or leave or may convey any article into or from any area surrounded by a perimeter fence through any entry point therein at a time when the entry point is opened by order of the officer-in-charge of the Police Division in which such area is situated.
(8) In addition to any other powers conferred upon him by this regulation or under any written law, any police officer or any member of the security forces or any other person directed by the Commissioner of Police in which such perimeter fence is situated to guard such perimeter fence may arrest without warrant any person committing an offence under this regulation.
(9) No compensation or damages shall be payable in respect of any injury received or death caused as a result of any defensive measure authorised under paragraph (6) unless the Minister shall certify that the compensation or damages in the circumstances of the particular case is just and equitable.
(10) Nothing in paragraph (5) shall apply to any police officer or member of the security forces acting in the course of duty or to any other person authorised in that behalf by the officer-in-charge of the Police Division in which the area is situated or by any other police officer empowered by that officer.