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Section 15 – The Press and Registration of Books Act,1867

The Press and Registration of Books Act,1867

Section 15. Penalty for printing or publishing newspaper without conforming to rules

3[(1)] Whoever shall 2[edit], print or publish any 4[newspaper], without conforming to the rules hereinbefore laid down, or whoever shall 2[edit], print or publish, or shall cause to be 2[edited], printed or published, any 5[newspaper], knowing that the said rules have not been observed with respect to 6[that newspaper], shall, on conviction before a Magistrate, be punished with fine not exceeding 1[two thousand] rupees, or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 2[Six months] or both.

7[(2) Where an offence is committed in relation to a newspaper under sub-section (1), the Magistrate may, in addition to the punishment imposed under the said sub-section, also cancel the declaration in respect of the newspaper.]

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1. Subs. by Act 14 of 1922, sec. 3 and Sch. 1, for “five thousand” .

2. Subs. by Act 14 of 1922, sec. 3 and Sch. 1, for “two years” .

3. Section 15 re-numbered as sub-section (1) of that section by Act 26 of 1960, sec. 5 (w.e.f. 1-10-1960).

4. Subs. by Act 14 of 1922, sec. 3 and Sch. 1, for “such periodical work as is hereinbefore described” .

5. Subs. by Act 14 of 1922, sec. 3 and Sch. 1, for “such periodical work” .

6. Subs. by Act I 4 of 1922, sec. 3 and Sch. 1, for “that work” .

7. Ins. by Act 26 of 1960, sec. 5 (w.e.f. 1-10-1960).

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