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Section 42 – The Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974

The Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974

 

 

42. Penalty for certain acts.—

 

(1) Whoever—

 

(a) destroys, pulls down, removes, injures or defaces any pillar, post or stake fixed in the ground or any notice or other matter put up, inscribed or placed, by or under the authority of the Board, or

 

(b) obstructs any person acting under the orders or directions of the Board from exercising his powers and performing his functions under this Act, or

(c) damages any works or property belonging to the Board, or

 

(d) fails to furnish to any officer or other employee of the Board any information required by him for the purpose of this Act, or

 

(e) fails to intimate the occurrence of any accident or other unforeseen act or event under section 31 to the Board and other authorities or agencies as required by that section, or

 

(f) in giving any information which he is required to give under this Act, knowingly or wilfully makes a statement which is false in any material particular, or

 

(g) for the purpose of obtaining any consent under section 25 or section 26, knowingly or wilfully makes a statement which is false in any material particular,

 

shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three months or with fine which may extend to 1[ten thousand rupees] or with both.

 

(2) Where for the grant of a consent in pursuance of the provisions of section 25 or section 26 the use of meter or gauge or other measure or monitoring device is required and such device is used for the purposes of those provisions, any person who knowingly or wilfully alters or interferes with that device so as to prevent it from monitoring or measuring correctly shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three months or with fine which may extend to 1[ten thousand rupees] or with both.

 

COMMENTS

Object

Whoever (i) destroys, pulls down, removes, injures or defaces, any pillar, post or stake fixed in the ground or any notice or other matter put up, inscribed or placed by or under the authority of the Board, or (ii) obstructs any person acting under the orders or directions of the Board from exercising his powers and performing his functions, or (iii) damages any work or property belonging to the Board, or (iv) fails to furnish any information required by the Board, or (v) fails to intimate the occurrence of any accident or other unforeseen act or event to the Board or (vi) knowingly or wilfully makes a statement which is false, shall be punishable with imprisonment upto three months, or with fine upto ten thousand rupees, or with both.

 

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1. Subs. by Act 53 of 1988, sec. 22, for “one thousand rupees” (w.e.f. 29-9-1988).

 

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