Public Debt Act,1944
Section 27. Penalty
(1) If any person, for the purpose of obtaining for himself or for any other person any title to a Government security, makes to any authority under this Act in any application made under this Act or in the course of any inquiry undertaken in pursuance of this Act any statement which is false and which he either knows to be false or does not believe to be true, he shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to six months, or with fine or with both.
(2) No Court shall take cognizance of any offence under sub-section (1) except on the complaint of the bank.