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Sec 73, IT Act 2000: Penalty for publishing electronic signature Certificate false...

Information Technology Act 2000

Chapter XI (Offences)

Section 73 (Penalty for publishing electronic signature Certificate false in certain particulars)

❝(1) No person shall publish a electronic signature Certificate or otherwise make it available to any other person with the knowledge that–

  (a) the Certifying Authority listed in the certificate has not issued it; or
  (b) the subscriber listed in the certificate has not accepted it; or
  (c) the certificate has been revoked or suspended,

unless such publication is for the purpose of verifying a electronic signature created prior to such suspension or revocation.

(2) Any person who contravenes the provisions of sub-section (1) shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to two years, or with fine which may extend to one lakh rupees, or with both.❞

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