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The Telegraph Act, 1885

( ACT NO. XIII OF 1885 )

Retaining a message delivered by mistake
30. If any person fraudulently retains, or wilfully secretes, makes away with or detains a message which ought to have been delivered to some other person, or, being required by a telegraph officer to deliver up any such message, neglects or refuses to do so, he shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to two years, or with fine, or with both.

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