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Section 14A, Foreigners Act 1946: Penalty For Entry In Restricted Areas, Etc

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

“Whoever. —

  (a) enters into any area in India, which is restricted for his entry under any order made under this Act, or any direction given in pursuance thereof, without obtaining a permit from the authority, notified by the Central Government in the Official Gazette, for this purpose or remains in such area beyond the period specified in such permit for his stay; or

  (b) enters into or stays in any area in India without the valid documents required for such entry or for such stay, as the case may be, under the provisions of any order made under this Act or any direction given in pursuance thereof,

shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which shall not be less than two years, but may extend to eight years and shall also be liable to fine which shall not be less than ten thousand rupees; 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.”

Extra Notes for Readers

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

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