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Conservation of Foreign Exchange and Prevention of Smuggling Activities Act, 1974


12. Temporary release of persons detained ---

[(Note:- Subs. for sub-section (1) by Act No.20 of 1976, s.4 (w.e.f. 12-12-1975)

(1) The Central Government may, at any time, direct that any person detained in pursuance of detention order made by that Government or an officer subordinate to that Government or by a State Government or by an officer subordinate to a State Government , may be released for any specified period either without conditions or upon such conditions specified in the direction as that person accepts, and may, at any time, cancel his release.

(1A) A State Government may, at any time, direct that any person detained in pursuance of a detention order made by the Government or by an officer subordinate to that Government may be released for any specified period either without conditions or upon such conditions specified in the direction as that person accepts, and may, at any time, cancel his release.]

(2) In directing the release of any person [(Note:- Subs. by Act No.20 of 1976, s.4 (w.e.f. 12.12.1975) under sub-section (1) or sub section (1A) , the Government directing the release] may require him to enter into a bond with sureties for the due observance of the conditions specified in the direction.

(3) Any person released under [(Note:- Subs. for "under sub-section (1), the appropriate Government" by Act No.20 of 1976, s.4(b) (w.e.f. 12-12-1975) sub- section (1) or sub section (1A)] shall surrender him self at the time and place, and to the authority, specified in the order directing his release or can canceling his release, as the case may be.

(4) If any person fails without sufficient cause to surrender himself in the manner specified in sub-section (3) , he shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to two years, or with fine, or with both.

(5) If any person released under [(Note:- Subs. for "sub-section (1)" by Act No.20 of 1976, s.4(c) (w.e.f. 12-12-1975) sub-section (1) or sub section (1A)] fails to fulfill any of the conditions imposed upon him under the said sub- section or in the bond entered into by him, the bond shall be declared to be forfeited and any person bound thereby shall be liable to pay the penalty thereof.

(6) [(Note:- Ins. by Act No.35 of 1975, s.3 (w.e.f. 1-7-1975) Notwithstanding anything contained in any other law and save as otherwise provided in this section, no person against whom a detention order made under this Act is in force shall be released whether on bail or bail bond or otherwise.]



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