These disputes are majorly handled by the legal metrology officers of the legal metrology department. But the dispute, which arises because of the use of the wrong weight and measure and with the intent to cheat the customer, is under the IPC and the trial of such offenses is initiated in the court of the magistrate.
Punishment under IPC for false Weight or Measure
The punishment of such offenses which are committed by the manufacturer, importer, or trader who deals in weight and measure shall be punished by the imprisonment, which may extend up to one year, or fine, or both imprisonment and file, which depends on the discretion of the magistrate and the continuation of offences which are committed by the offender.
Punishment for the fraudulent use of instruments of weight and measure, which is to be false instruments of weight, is given under sections 64 to 67 of the Indian penal code.
Section 265 of IPC Punishment for the offence of weight & measure
Under section 265 of the Indian Penal Code, any individual found using a false weight and measure of length and capacity shall be punishable with simple imprisonment, fine, or both imprisonment and fine.
However, the offenses are under sections 264 to 267, which are the bailable offenses as well as non-cognizable and non-compoundable offenses.
Section 265 of the IPC says that the offender who has committed the offense intentionally with the malafide intention to cheat the client and earn wrongful gain by the use of wrong and false weight shall be treated as the offender or accused under section 265 for which the punishment is imprisonment, which may extend up to one year, or fine, or both imprisonment or fine.
Read also: Legal Metrology Act, Decriminalization
Section 266 of IPC Punishment for the offence of weight & measure
The person who has the possession of a wrongful measure or weight and the position of such a wrongful measure is intentionally with the person. It means that the person very well knows and is aware that such a measure is a wrongful and false measure, knowingly had possession of the same, is liable under section 266 of the Indian Penal Code. Section 266.
Section 267 of IPC Punishment for the offence of weight & measure
Any person who sells the false weight or measure intentionally, which means knowing that it is a false weight and still the person selling the false weight, will be punishable under section 267 of the IPC for which the punishment can be imprisonment, which may extend up to one year, or a fine, or both.
Read also: Offences of Weight and Measurement Under IPC
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