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33.Obstruction.-

(1) Whoever obstructs an inspector in the discharge of his duties under this Act or refuses or wilfully neglects to afford the inspector any reasonable facility for making any inspection, examination or inquiry authorised by or under this Act in relation to any plantation, shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to 3[six months, or with fine which may extend to ten thousand rupees, or with both].

(2) Whoever wilfully refuses to produce on the demand of an inspector any register or other document kept in pursuance of this Act, or prevents or attempts to prevent or does anything which he has reason to believe is likely to prevent any person from appearing before or being examined by an inspector acting in pursuance of his duties under this Act, shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to 1[six months, or with fine which may extend to ten thousand rupees, or with both.]

1.Ins. by Act 58 of 1981, s. 12 (w.e.f. 26-1-1982).

2.Ins. by Act 17 of 2010, s. 11 (w.e.f. 7-6-2010).

3.Subs. by s. 12, ibid., for "three months, or with fine which may extend to five hundred rupees, or with both" (w.e.f. 7-6-2010).



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