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The Tea (Control of Prices, Distribution and Movement) Ordinance, 1960

( Ordinance NO. XXVIII OF 1960 )

Offences and penalties
21. (1) If any person contravenes any provision of this Ordinance or any rule or order made thereunder, he shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three years or with fine or with both, and any Court trying such contravention may direct that any stocks of tea in respect of which such contravention has been made shall be forfeited to Government.
(2) The owner of any vessel, conveyance or animal carrying any tea in respect of which any provision of this Ordinance or any rule or order made thereunder has been contravened shall, if the carrying is part of the transaction involving the contravention and if he knew or had reason to believe that the contravention was being committed, be deemed to have contravened the provisions of this Ordinance, and in addition to the punishment to which he is liable under sub-section (1), the vessel, conveyance or animal shall also be liable to be forfeited to Government.

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