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The Insurance Act, 1938

( ACT NO. IV OF 1938 )

Returns to be published in statutory forms
25. (1) No insurer shall,-
(a) make, issue, circulate or cause to be made, issued or circulated, any estimate, illustration, circular or statement misrepresenting the terms of any policy issued or to be issued or the benefits or advantages promised thereby or the bonuses, shareholders' dividends or share of the surplus to be received thereon, or make any false or misleading statement as to be bonuses, shareholders' dividends or share of surplus previously paid on similar policies or make any misleading representation or any misrepresentation as to the financial condition of any insurer or use any name or title of any policy or class of policies misrepresenting the true nature thereof or make any misrepresentation to any policy-holder insured in any company for the purpose of inducing or tending to induce such policy-holder to lapse, forfeit or surrender his insurance; and(b) make, publish, disseminate, circulate or place before the public, or cause, directly or indirectly, to be made, published, disseminated, circulated or placed before the public in a newspaper, magazine or other publication, or in the form of a notice, circular, pamphlet, letter or poster or in any other manner an advertisement, announcement or statement containing any assertion, representation or statement with respect to the business of insurance, or the financial position of any insurer or with respect to any person in the conduct of his insurance business, which is false, untrue, deceptive, misleading or calculated to injure any person engaged in the business of insurance:
Provided that nothing contained in this section shall prevent an insurer from publishing any return in a form in which it has been furnished to the Chief Controller of Insurance or a true and accurate abstract from such returns or any other factual statement for the purposes of publicity.

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