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Section 11 – The Prize Competitions Act,1955

The Prize Competitions Act,1955

Section 11. Penalty for other offences in connection with prize competitions

If any person with a view to the promotion or conduct of any prize competition except in accordance with the provisions of a licence under this Act or in contravention of the provisions of this Act or in connection with any prize competition promoted or conducted except in accordance with such provisions-

(a) Prints or publishes any ticket, coupon or other document for use in the prize competition; or

(b) Sells or distributes or offers or advertises for sale or distribution, or has in his possession for the purpose of sale or distribution any ticket, coupon or other document for use in the prize competition; or

(c) Prints, publishes or distributes, or has in his possession for the purpose of publication or distribution,-

(i) Any advertisement of the prize competition, or

(ii) Any list (whether complete or not) of prize winners in the prize competition, or

(iii) Any such matter descriptive of, or otherwise relating to, the prize competition as is calculated to act as an inducement to persons to participate in that prize competition or any other prize competition; or

(d) Brings, or invites any person to send, into the territories to which this Act extends, for the purpose of sale or distribution, any ticket, coupon or other document for use in, or any advertisement of ,the prize competition; or

(e) Sends, or attempts to send, out of the territories to which this Act extends any money or valuable thing received in respect of the sale or distribution of any ticket, coupon or other document for use in the prize competition; or

(f) Uses any premises, or causes or knowingly permits any premises to be used, for purposes connected with the promotion or conduct of the prize competition; or

(g) Causes or procures or attempts to procure any person to do any of the above-mentioned acts,

He shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three months, or with fine which may extend to five hundred rupees, or with both.

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