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Section 38 – The Standards of Weights and Measures (Enforcement) Act,1985

The Standards of Weights and Measures (Enforcement) Act,1985

Section 38. Penalty for sale or delivery of commodities, etc., by nonstandard weight or measure

(1) Except where he is permitted under the Standards Act so to do, whoever sells, or causes to be sold, delivers or causes to be delivered, any commodity, article or thing b any weight, measure or number other than the standard weight or -measure, 1[shall be, punished with fine which shall not be less than five hundred rupees but which may extend to two thousand rupees and, for the second or subsequent offence, with imprisonment for a term which shall not be less than three months but which may extend to one year and also with fine.]

(2) Whoever renders, or causes to be rendered, any service in terms of any weight, measure or number other than the standard weight or measure 2[shall be punished with fine which shall not be less than five hundred rupees but which may extend to two thousand rupees and, for the second or subsequent offence, with imprisonment for a term which shall not be less than three months but which may extend to one year and also with fine.)

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1. Subs. by Act No. 72 of 1986 Sec. 2.

2. Subs. by Sec. 4, ibid.

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