44. Penalty for contravention of section 25 or section 26.—
Whoever contravenes the provisions of section 25 or section 26 shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which shall not be less than 1[one year and six months] but which may extend to six years and with fine.
Contravention of (i) section 25 regarding restrictions on new outlets and new discharges; or (ii) section 26 regarding existing discharge of sewage or trade effluents, is punishable with imprisonment of not less than one year and six months but which may extend to six years and with fine.
1. Subs. by Act 53 of 1988, sec. 23, for “six months” (w.e.f. 29-9-1988).