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44. Penalties.-

(1) If any person receives any payment in contravention of the provisions of section 5, he shall be punishable with simple imprisonment for a term which may extend to three months, or with fine which may extend to an amount exceeding one thousand rupees by the amount of unlawful charges so received by him, or with both.

(2) If any tenant fails to comply with the provisions of clause (c) of sub-section (3) of section 6, or supplies under that clause, a statement which is false in any material particular, he shall be punishable with fine which may extend to one thousand rupees.

(3) If any tenant sub-lets the whole or part of any premises in contravention of the provisions of clause (b) of the proviso to sub-section (1) of section 13, he shall be punishable with fine which may extend to one hundred rupees.

(4) If any landlord contravenes the provisions of section 41, he shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three months or with fine, or with both.

(5) If any landlord fails to comply with the provisions of section 42, he shall be punishable with fine which may extend to one hundred rupees.

(6) If any person contravenes the provisions of clause (a) of sub-section (2) of section 43, or fails to comply with a requirement under clause (b) thereof, he shall be punishable with simple imprisonment for a term which may extend to three months, or with fine which may extend to one thousand rupees, or with both.

(7) No court shall take cognizance of an offence punishable under sub-section (1) unless the complaint in respect of the offence has been made within three months from the date of the commission of the offence.

(8) Notwithstanding anything contained in the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1898 (Act 5 of 1898), any magistrate of the first class may pass a sentence of fine exceeding one thousand rupees on a person convicted of an offence punishable under sub-section (1).



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