The Presidency Small Cause Courts Act,1882
Section 68. Bar of distresses except under this Chapter
No distress shall be levied for arrears of rent except under the provisions of this Chapter;
Penalty for making illegal distresses.
and any person, except a bailiff appointed under section 51, levying or attempting to levy any such distress, shall, on conviction before a Presidency Magistrate, be liable to be punished with fine which may extend to five hundred rupees and with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three months, in addition to any other liability he may have incurred by his proceedings.