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The Jute Regulation Act, 1940 (Bengal Act)

( ACT NO. V Of 1940 )

Penalties
 
 
 
 
16. Notwithstanding anything contained in any other law for the time being in force-
 
 
 
 
(1) whoever
 
 
 
 
(a) intentionally fails to comply with a notice published under clause (a) of sub section (4) of section 3 or under sub section (3) of section 14, or
 
 
 
 
(b) intentionally makes any false statement with intent to deceive, or intentionally produces any false document before, a recording officer or a Committee or a Government servant authorised under sub section (5) or appointed under sub section (7) of section 6 or a person making an examination under section 14, or
 
 
 
 
(c) in any proceeding under this Act, falsely personates another and in such assumed character makes any statement or produces any document or fraudulently does any other act, or
 
 
 
 
(d) without obtaining a licence in the prescribed form or in contravention of any of the provisions of a licence, grows jute on any area of land not specified in such licence in any year in respect of which a declaration has been made by the Government under section 9, or
 
 
1[(dd) grow jute in contravention of any notification under section 9A, or]
 
 
 
 
(e) voluntarily obstructs or prevents a recording officer, or any person authorised by the Director of Land Records under sub section (3) of section 14, or any Government servant, from entering upon, examining or making a survey of, any land for the purposes of this Act or from performing any of the duties imposed by this Act, or
 
 
 
 
(f) abets any act punishable under this clause, shall, on conviction, be punishable with imprisonment which may extend to six months or with fine which may extend to three hundred and fifty Taka, or with both;
 
 
 
 
(2) no prosecution for an offence punishable under clause (1), shall be instituted except upon complaint by a recording officer or by a Government servant authorised by the Collector under sub section (4) of section 3 or by a person authorised by the Director of Land Records under sub section (3) of section 14; and
 
 
 
 
(3) whoever intentionally fails to comply with a notification issued under sub section (1) of section 7 or intentionally produces a false statement of accounts under clause (b) of sub section (1) of section 7 or obstructs or prevents the authorised officers from carrying out the functions of sub-section (2) of that section shall, on conviction, be punishable with imprisonment, which may extend up to six months, or with fine which may extend to five hundred Taka or with both.

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    Clause (dd) was inserted by section 5 of the Bengal Jute Regulation (East Bengal Amendment) Act, 1953 (East Bengal Act No. IV of 1953)
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