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Chapter V

Offences and Penalties

7. Offences by members or officers of authorities and Committees under this Act.-

Where any authority or Committee or officer or member of such authority or Committee contravenes any provision of this Act or any rule made thereunder concerning recognition of forest rights, it, or they, shall be deemed to be guilty of an offence under this Act and shall be liable to be proceeded against and punished with fine which may extend to one thousand rupees: Provided that nothing contained in this sub-section shall render any member of the authority or Committee or head of the department or any person referred to in this section liable to any punishment if he proves that the offence was committed without his knowledge or that he had exercised all due diligence to prevent the commission of such offence.



Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006 Back




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