The Standards of Weights and Measures (Enforcement) Act,1985
Section 58. Vexatious search
An Inspector or any other officer exercising powers under this Act or any rule or order made thereunder who knows that there are no reasonable grounds for so doing and yet-
(a) Searches, or causes to be searched, any house, conveyance or place, or
(b) Searches any person, or
(c) Seizes any weight, measure or other moveable property, shall, for every such offence, be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to one year or with fine which may extend to two thousand rupees, or with both.