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Report No. 47

Appendix 2

Figures as to Convictions and Punishments

Foreign Exchange1

(a) No. of cases registered relating to offences under the Foreign Exchange Regulation Act, 1947, for the years 1968, 1969 and 1970 5702
(b) No. of persons prosecuted under the Foreign Exchange Regulation Act, 1947 during the above period 97
(c) No. of persons-
(i) Convicted 77
(ii) Acquitted 4
(iii) Otherwise disposed of during the above period 42
(d) Out of persons convicted, how many were
(i) Sentenced to imprisonment 22 (including 20 persons sentenced to fine or in default imprisonment).
(ii) Sentenced to fine 55
(iii) Otherwise dealt with -

1. Figures received with Shri Sampath's letter of 10th January, 1972.

Statement showing the information regarding cases registered under the Essential Commodities Act, 1955 and other Four Acts, during the years, 1969, 1970 and 1971 (upto 31-10-1971)1

(Bombay City)

Year

No. of cases registered

Out of the cases mentioned in Col. No.2

Under investigation

Pending trial

Dormant field

Other wise disposed of

Out of the cases ended in conviction mentioned in Col. No. 3

Convicted

Acquitted

Discharged

Fined below Rs. 500

Fined Rs. 500 and above

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

1969

2427

2258

107

11

-

1

-

50

2182

76

1970

1957

1755

55

4

18

121

3

1

1685

69*

1971 (up to 31-10-71)

1079

694

5

1

101

278

-

-

678

16

Grand Total:

5463

4707

167

16

119

400

3

351

4545

161

*. In one case of 1970, the accused was sentenced to three month's rigorous imprisonment.

1. Figures taken from later dated 20-12-1971 of Shri E.S. Modak, Special I.G. Police, Maharashtra.

Statement of prosecutions launched under the Prevention of Food Adulteration Act, 1954 during the period from 1965 to 19691

Year

No. of samples examined

No. of samples found adulterated

Percentage of samples found adulterated

No. of prosecutions lauched

No. of conviction

No. of persons imprisoned

Total fine realised (Rs.)

1965

166992

51957

31.1

46246

30250

1610

36,24,187.50

1966

174158

44508

25.1

40438

23282

4716

37,33,404,.00

1967

158192

39813

25.2

34439

20042

4395

35,59,386.00

1968

166112

40360

24.3

33923

17848

5570

33,86,087.80

1969

156561

34463

22.0

28037

15795

6122

34,08,259.50

1. Based on information obtained from Shri K. Satyanarayana, Under Secretary to the Government of India, Ministry of Health and Family Planing (Department of Health) on 5th November, 1971.

The information is based on the reports from the C.B.I. on action taken by police in States/Union Territories in enforcing control regulations relating to foodgrains and other essential commodities.1

Year (Jan-Dec)

No. of persons prosecuted

No. of persons convicted

No. of persons awarded Mandatory minimum period of one month's imprisonment

No. of persons awarded enhanced punishment from 3 years to 5 years imprisonment

No. of cases submitted for trial summary

1969

36626

13583

227

52

8422

1970

17456

8865

35

6

4148

1971(Jan-Aug)

8315

4279

45

-

1691

Forfeiture of packages, coverings etc. by courts.
1969

20025

1971(Jan-Aug)

2331

1. Information supplied by the Ministry of Industrial Development.



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