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Section 55 of Prevention of Money-laundering Act 2002: Definitions

Section 55 (Definitions) under Chapter IX (Reciprocal Arrangement for Assistance in Certain Matters and Procedure for Attachment and Confiscation of Property) of the Prevention of Money-laundering Act, 2002 —

❝In this Chapter, unless the context otherwise requires,—

 (a) “contracting State” means any country or place outside India in respect of which arrangements have been made by the Central Government with the Government of such country through a treaty or otherwise;

 (b) “identifying” includes establishment of a proof that the property was derived from, or used in the commission of an offence under section 3;

 (c) “tracing” means determining the nature, source, disposition, movement, title or ownership of property.❞



The Prevention of Money-laundering Act, 2002 (Act No. 15 of 2003) was amended by:

1. Prevention of Money-Laundering (Amendment) Act, 2005 (No. 20 of 2005) (w.e.f. 01-7-2005);
2. Prevention of Money-Laundering (Amendment) Act, 2009 (No. 21 of 2009) (w.e.f. 01-6-2009);
3. Prevention of Money-Laundering (Amendment) Act, 2012 (No. 02 of 2013) (w.e.f. 15-2-2013);
4. Finance Act, 2015 (No. 20 of 2015) (w.e.f. 14-5-2015);
5. Black Money (Undisclosed Foreign Income and Assets) and Imposition of Tax Act, 2015 (No. 22 of 2015) (w.e.f. 1-4-2016);
6. Finance Act, 2016 (No. 28 of 2016) (w.e.f. 01-6-2016);
7. Finance Act, 2018 (No. 13 of 2018) (w.e.f. 19-4-2018);
8. Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Act, 2018 (No. 16 of 2018) (w.e.f. 26-7-2018).

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