The Customs Act, 1962
135B. POWER OF COURT TO PUBLISH NAME, PLACE OF BUSINESS, ETC., OF PERSONS CONVICTED UNDER THE ACT. –
(1) Where any person is convicted under this Act for contravention of any of the provisions, thereof, it shall be competent for the court convicting the person to cause the name and place of business or residence of such person, nature of the contravention, the fact that the person has been so convicted and such other particulars as the court may consider to be appropriate in the circumstances of the case, to be published at the expense of such person in such newspapers or in such manner as the court may direct.
(2) No publication under subsection (1) shall be made until the period for preferring an appeal against the orders of the court has expired without any appeal having been preferred, or such an appeal, having been preferred, has been disposed of.
(3) The expenses of any publication under sub-section (1) shall be recoverable from the convicted person as if it were a fine imposed by the court.
1. Ins. by Act 36 of 1973, sec. 6 (w.e.f. 1-9-1973).