Section 5, Domestic Violence Act, 1996, as amended
When there has been an application for a Barring Order or a Safety Order, the Court may make a Protection Order, which temporarily offers the applicant (or a dependent) safety by prohibiting the respondent from:
- the use of violence, or threats to use violence against the applicant/ dependent, or
- molesting or putting the applicant/ dependent in fear.
If the respondent is living elsewhere, the order prevents the respondent from watching or besetting the home of the applicant/ dependent. The Court may place such exceptions or further conditions on the order as it sees fit.
A Protection Order expires on the determination by the court of the application for the Barring Order or the Safety Order.
A Protection Order may be made ex parte.