Report No. 23
21. Penalty for false declaration.-
If any citizen of India for the purpose of procuring a marriage, intentionally-
(a) where a declaration is required by this Act, makes a false declaration; or
(b) where a notice or certificate is required by this Act, signs a false notice or certificate; he shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three years and shall also be liable to fine.
(Cf. clause 53, C.M.B. and Contrast section 45, S.M.A.)