Indian Stamp Act, 1899
70. Institution and conduct of prosecutions
(1) No prosecution in respect of any offence punishable under this Act or any Act hereby repealed, shall be instituted without the sanction of the Collector or such other 93[the 94[State Government] generally, or the Collector specially, authorizes in that behalf.
(2) The Chief Controlling Revenue-authority, or any officer generally or specially authorized by it in this behalf, may stay any such prosecution or compound any such offence.
(3) The amount of any such composition shall be recoverable in the manner provided by section 48.