Press and Registration of Books Act, 1867
8. New declaration by persons who have signed a declaration and subsequently ceased to be printers or publishers
40 [If any person has subscribed to any declaration in respect of a newspaper under section 5 and the declaration has been authenticated by a Magistrate under section 6 and subsequently that person ceases to be the printer or publisher of the newspaper mentioned in such declaration, he shall appear before any District, Presidency or Sub-divisional Magistrate, and make and subscribe in duplicate the following declaration:-
"I, A.B., declare that I have ceased to be the printer or publisher or printer and publisher of the newspaper entitled- ".]
Authentication and filing
Each original of the latter declaration shall be authenticated by the signature and seal of the Magistrate before whom the said latter declaration shall have been made, and one original of the said latter declaration shall be filed along with each original of the former declaration.
Inspection and supply of copies
The Officer-in-charge of each original of the latter declaration shall allow any person applying to inspect that original on payment of a fee of one rupee, and shall give to any person applying a copy of the said latter declaration, attested by the seal of the Court having custody of the original, on payment of a fee of two rupees.
Putting copy in evidence
In all trials in which a copy, attested as is aforesaid, of the former declaration shall have been put in evidence, it shall be lawful to put in evidence a copy, attested as is aforesaid, of the latter declaration, and the former declaration shall not be taken to be evidence that the declarant was, at any period subsequent to the date of the latter declaration, printer or publisher of the 26[newspaper] therein mentioned.
41 [A copy of the latter declaration attested by the official seal of the Magistrate shall be forwarded to the Press Registrar.]