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Section 72 – The Provincial Insolvency Act,1920

The Provincial Insolvency Act,1920

Section 72. Undercharged insolvent obtaining credit

(1) An undischarged insolvent obtaining credit to the extent of fifty rupees or upward from any person without informing such person that he is an undischarged insolvent shall, on conviction by a Magistrate, be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to six months, or with fine, or with both.

(2) Where the Court has reason to believe that an undischarged insolvent has committed the offence referred to in sub-section (1), the Court, after making any preliminary inquiry that may be necessary, may send the case for trial to the nearest Magistrate of the first class, and may send the accused in custody or take sufficient security for his appearance before such Magistrate; and may bind over any person to appear and give evidence on such trial.

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