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Section 42, Legal Metrology Act 2009: Vexatious Search

Section 42 (Vexatious search) under Chapter V (Offences and Penalties) of the Legal Metrology Act, 2009, reads as follows:—

The Director, the Controller or any legal metrology officer, exercising powers under this Act or any rule made thereunder, who knows that there are no reasonable grounds for so doing, and yet—
   (a) searches, or causes to be searched, any house, conveyance or place; or
   (b) searches any person; or
   (c) seizes any weight, measure or other movable property;

shall, for every such offence, be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to one year, or with fine which may extend to ten thousand rupees or with both.

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