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Section 14, Foreigners Act 1946: Penalty For Contravention Of Provisions Of The Act, Etc

The contents of Section 14 of the Foreigners Act, 1946 (Act No. 31 of 1946), is reproduced as under:—

“Whoever. —

  (a) remains in any area in India for a period exceeding the period for which the visa was issued to him;

  (b) does any act in violation of the conditions of the valid visa issued to him for his entry and stay in India or any part thereunder;

  (c) contravenes the provisions of this Act or of any order made thereunder or any direction given in pursuance of this Act or such order for which no specific punishment is provided under this Act,

shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to five years and shall also be liable to fine; and if he has entered into a bond in pursuance of clause (f) of sub-section (2) of section 3, his bond shall be forfeited, and any person bound thereby shall pay the penalty thereof or show cause to the satisfaction of the convicting Court why such penalty should not be paid by him.

Explanation. — For the purposes of this section, the expression "visa" shall have the same meaning as assigned to it under the Passport (Entry into India) Rules, 1950 made under the Passport (entry into India) Act, 1920 (34 of 1920).”

Extra Notes for Readers

(1) Section 14 was substituted by Foreigners (Amendment) Act, 2004 (Act 16 of 2004) (w.e.f. 20 Feb 2004).

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