(1) Any person who,--
(a) having in his possession, custody or control any property forming part of the undertaking of any coal mine referred to in the Schedule wrongfully withholds such property from the Central Government or the Government company, or
(b) wrongfully obtains possession of, or retains, any property forming part of the undertaking of any coal mine specified in the Schedule or wilfully withholds or fails to furnish to the Central Government or any person specified by that Government, any document relating to such coal mine which may be in his possession, custody or control or fails to deliver to the Custodian any assets, books of account, registers or other documents in his custody relating to the coal mine in respect of which a Custodian has been appointed, or
(c) wrongfully removes or destroys any property of any coal mine or prefers any claim under this Act which he knows or has reasonable cause to believe to be false or grossly inaccurate,
shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to two years, or with fine which may extend to ten thousand rupees, or with both.
 (2) Any person who engages, or causes any other person to be engaged, in winning or mining coal from the whole or part of any land in respect of which no valid prospecting licence or mining lease or sub-lease is in force, shall be punishable  with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three years and also with fine which may extend to twenty thousand rupees..
1. Section 30 was renumbered as sub-section (1) of that section by Act 67 of 1976, Section 4 (w.e.f. 27-5-1976).
2. Inserted by Act 67 of 1976, Section 4 (w.e.f. 27-5-1976).
3. Substituted by Act 22 of 1978, Section 19, for certain words (w.e.f. 27-5-1978).
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