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Section 65 – The Standards of Weights and Measures (Enforcement) Act,1985

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

Section 65. Compounding of offences

(1) Any offence punishable under Sec. 39, Sec. 40, Sec. 4 1, Sec. 42, Sec. 44, Sec. 45, Sec. 46, Sec. 47, Sec. 48, Sec. 51, Sec. 52, Sec. 54, or Sec. 59 or any rule made under sub-section (3) of Sec. 72, may either before or after the institution of the prosecution, be compounded, by (he Controller or such other officer as may be authorised in this behalf by the Controller, on payment, for credit to the State Government, of such sum as the Controller or such other officer may specify:

Provided that such sum shall not, in any case, exceed the maximum amount of the fine which may be imposed under this Act for the offence so compounded.

(2) Nothing contained in sub-section (1) shall apply to a person who commits the same or similar offence within a period of three years from the date on which the first offence, committed by him, was compounded.

Explanation

For the purpose of this sub-section any second or subsequent offence committed after the expiry of a period of three years from the date on which the offence was previously compounded shall be deemed to be a first offence.

(3) Where an offence has been compounded under sub-section (1), no proceeding or further proceeding, as the case may be. shall be taken against the offender, in respect of the offence so compounded, and the offender, if in custody, shall be discharged forthwith.

(4) No offence punishable under this Act shall be compounded except as provided by this section.

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