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The Essential Articles (Price Control and Anti-Hoarding) Act, 1953 (East Bengal Act)

( ACT NO. XXII OF 1953 )

Prohibition against purchase, sale, etc., at prices exceeding the maximum price
4. (1) Notwithstanding anything contained in any contract, no retailer or wholesaler shall sell or purchase, or deliver or accept delivery of, any essential article at a price exceeding the maximum price fixed under sub-section (1) of section 3.
(2) No trader shall sell or offer or exhibit for sale any essential article in respect of which marking of maximum prices has been required under sub-section (2) of section 3, unless such article has been so marked.

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