502. Sale of printed or engraved substance containing defamatory matter.

Whoever sells or offers for sale any printed or engraved substance containing defamatory matter, knowing that it contains such matter, shall be punished with simple imprisonment for a term which may extend to two years, or with fine, or with both.

CLASSIFICATION OF OFFENCE
Para I: Punishment—Simple imprisonment for 2 years, or fine, or both—Non- cognizable—Bailable—Triable by Court of Session—Compoundable by the person defamed.
Para II: Punishment—Simple imprisonment for 2 years, or fine, or both—Non- cognizable—Bailable—Triable by Magistrate of the first class—Non- compoundable.

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