Report No. 166
4. Prohibition of holding illegally acquired property.-
(1) As from the commencement of this Act, it shall not be lawful for any person to whom this Act applies to hold any illegally acquired property either by himself or through any other person on his behalf.
(2) Where any person holds any illegally acquired property in contravention of the provisions of sub-section (1) such property shall be liable to be forfeited to the Central Government in accordance with the provisions of this Act.
(3) Notwithstanding anything contained in sub-section (2), a person holding or in possession of illegally acquired property in contravention of the provisions of sub-section (1) shall, on conviction by a criminal court, be liable to be punished with imprisonment which shall not be less than one year but which may extend to seven years. In any such trial, the provisions contained in section 20 of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 shall apply.