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Section 93 of the Consumer Protection Act 2019: Vexatious Search

Section 93 (Vexatious search) under Chapter VII (Offences and Penalties) of the Consumer Protection Act, 2019.—

❝The Director General or any other officer, exercising powers under section 22, who knows that there are no reasonable grounds for so doing, and yet—

 (a) searches, or causes to be searched any premises; or
 (b) seizes any record, register or other document or article,

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.❞



(1) The Consumer Protection Act, 2019, an Act of Parliament, received the assent of the President on the 9th August, 2019, and was published in the Gazette of India (Extraordinary, Part II - Section 1) by the Ministry of Law and Justice (Legislative Department) on 9th August, 2019.

(2) Effective Date: The Act shall come into force on such date as the Central Government may, by notification, appoint and different dates may be appointed for different States and for different provisions of this Act and any reference in any such provision to the commencement of this Act shall be construed as a reference to the coming into force of that provision.

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