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Section 22 – The Central Excise Act, 1944

The Central Excise Act, 1944





Any Central Excise or other officer exercising powers under this Act or under the rules made there under who –


(a) without reasonable ground of suspicion searches or causes to be searched any house, boat or place;


(b) vexatiously and unnecessarily detains, searches or arrests any person;


(c) vexatiously and unnecessarily seizes the movable property of any

person, on pretence of seizing or searching for any article liable to confiscation under this Act;


(d) commits, as such officer, any other act to the injury of any person, without having reason to believe that such act is required for the execution of his duty;


shall, for every such offence, be punishable with fine which may extend to two thousand rupees.


Any person willfully and maliciously giving false information and so causing an arrest or a search to be made under this Act shall be punishable with fine which may extend to two thousand rupees or with imprisonment for a term which may extend to two years or with both.




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