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Report No. 61

Corporations

5.13. Punishment of Corporations.-

The question of punishment of Corporations was considered in the Commission's Report1 on Social and Economic offences, and the insertion of the following section in enactments dealing with social and economic offences was recommended.

"10B. (1) When a corporation is convicted of an offence under this Act, it shall be competent to the Court before which the conviction takeS place, to pass on the corporation a sentence of public condemnation, in addition to any other punishment to which the corporation may be sentenced.

(2) When such a sentence is passed, the court shall cause the name and place of business of the corporation, the offence, the fact that the corporation has been so sentenced and any other punishment imposed, and such other particulars as the court may consider to be appropriate in the circumstances of the case, to be published at the expense of the corporation in such newspapers or in such other manner as the court may direct.

(3) The expenses of such publication shall be recoverable from the corporation in the same manner as fine.".

1. 47th Report.



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