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The Lotteries (Regulation) Act, 1998

7.  Penalty.-

  1. Where  a lottery is  organized,  conducted  or  promoted  after the date on which this Act receives the assent of  the President, in contravention of the provisions of this Act, by  any  Department  of  the  State  Government, the  H  eau  of  the  Department  shall be punishable with rigorous imprisonment for a  term which may extend to two years or with fine or with both:

Provided that nothing contained in this section shall render such  Head of the Department liable to any punishment if he proves that  the  contravention was committed without his knowledge or that he exercised  all  due diligence to prevent the commission  of  such  contravention.

  1. Notwithstanding anything contained in sub-section (1), where  a contravention under this Act has been committed by a Department  of  Government  and it is proved that the contravention has  been committed with the consent or connivance of, or is attribute plea  to  any neglect on the part of, any officer, other than the  Head of the Department, such officer shall also be deemed to be guilty  of that contravention and shall be liable to be proceeded against  and punished accordingly.

  2. If any person acts as an agent or promoter or trader in  any  lottery  organized, conducted or promoted in contravention of the  provisions  of  this Act or sells, distributes or  purchases  the  ticket of such lottery, he shall be punishable with rigorous is presentment  for a term which may extend to two years or with fine or with both.

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