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Monopolies and Restrictive Trade Practices Act, 1969


50. Penalty for offences in relation to orders under the Act

57[(1) A person, who is deemed under section 13 to be guilty of an offence under this Act, shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three years, or with fine which may extend to fifty thousand rupees, or with both, and where the offence is a continuing one, with a further fine which may extend to five thousand rupees for every day, after the first, during which such contravention continues.

(2) If any person contravenes, without any reasonable excuse, any order made by the Central Government under section 31 or any order made by the Commission under section 37, he shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which shall not be less than,-

(a) in the case of the first offence, six months but not more than three years, and

(b) in the case of any second or subsequent offence in relation to the goods or services in respect of which the first offence was committed, two years but not more than seven years, and, in either case, where the contravention is a continuing one, also with fine which may extend to five thousand rupees for every day, after the first, during which such contravention continues:

PROVIDED that the court may, for reasons to be recorded in writing, impose a sentence of imprisonment for a term lesser than the minimum term specified in this sub-section.]

10[(3) If any person carries on any trade practice which is prohibited by this Act, he shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to six months, or with fine which may extend to five thousand rupees, or with both, and where the offence is a continuing one, with a further fine which may extend to five hundred rupees for every day, after the first, during which such contravention continues.]



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