Section 539 – The Companies Act,1956

The Companies Act, 1956

539. Penalty for falsification of books.

If with intent to defraud or deceive any person, any officer or contributory of a company which is being wound up

(a)destroys mutilates, alters, falsifies or secretes, or is privy to the destruction, mutilation, alteration, falsification or secreting of, any books, papers or securities; or

(b)makes, or is privy to the making of, any false or fraudulent entry in any register, book of account or document belonging to the company,

he shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to seven years, and shall also be liable to fine.

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