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Section 41, Legal Metrology Act 2009: Penalty For Giving False Information / Return

Section 41 (Penalty for giving false information or false return) under Chapter V (Offences and Penalties) of the Legal Metrology Act, 2009, reads as follows:—

(1) Whoever gives any information to the Director, the Controller or any legal metrology officer, which he may require or ask for in the course of his duty, and which such person either knows or has reason to believe to be false, shall be punished with fine which may extend to five thousand rupees and for the second or subsequent offence with imprisonment for a term which may extend to six months and also with fine.

(2) Whoever, being required by or under this Act so to do, submits a return or maintains any record or register which is false in material particulars, shall be punished with fine which may extend to five thousand rupees and for the second or subsequent offence, with imprisonment for a term which may extend to one year and also with fine.

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