Section 12. Special provision regarding fine.
1[2[12. Special provision regarding fine.—Notwithstanding anything contained in section 29 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 (2 of 1974), it shall be lawful for any Metropolitan Magistrate, or any Judicial Magistrate of the first class specially empowered by the State Government in this behalf, to pass a sentence of fine exceeding five thousand rupees on any person convicted of contravening any order made under section 3.]]
1. Subs. by Act 30 of 1974, sec. 9 (w.r.e.f. 22-6-1974).
2. Section 12 was omitted by Act 18 of 1981 as amended by Act 34 of 1993 for a period of fifteen years which now stands restored after the expiry of fifteen years. See Appendix — Section 10 of the Essential Commodities (Special Provisions) Act, 1981 (18 of 1981).