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The Customs Act, 1969

( ACT NO. IV OF 1969 )

Chapter XX


No compensation for loss or injury exception proof of neglect or wilful act
216. No owner of goods shall be entitled to claim from any officer of Customs compensation for the loss of such goods or for damage done to them at any time while they remain or are lawfully detained in any custom-house, customs-area, wharf or landing place under the charge of any officer of Customs, unless it be proved that such loss or damage was occasioned by gross negligence or wilful act of such officer.

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