The Export (Quality Control and Inspection) Act, 1963
10G. Confiscation of conveyance.
Any conveyance or animal which has been, is being, or is attempted to be, used for the transport of any commodity which is liable to confiscation under this Act, shall be liable to confiscation unless the owner of the conveyance or animal proves that it was, is being, or is about to be, so used without the knowledge or connivance of the owner himself, his agent, if any, and the person in charge of the conveyance or animal and that each of them had taken all reasonable precautions against such use:
Provided that in the case of a conveyance or animal used for the transport of goods or passengers for hire, the owner of the conveyance or animal shall be given an option to pay, in lieu of confiscation of the conveyance of animal, a fine not exceeding the value of the commodity which has been, is being, or is attempted to be, transported by such conveyance or animal.