Section 630   [ View Judgements ]

Penalty for wrongful withholding of property.

630. Penalty for wrongful withholding of-property.
    (1) If any officer or employee of a company-

      (a) wrongfully obtains possession of any property of a company; or

      (b) having any such property in his possession, wrongfully withholds it or knowingly applies it to purposes other than those expressed or directed in the articles and authorised by this Act;

    he shall, on the complaint of the company or any creditor or contributory thereof, be punishable with fine which may extend to 1[ten thousand rupees].

    (2) The Court trying the offence may also order such officer or employee to deliver up or refund, within a time to be fixed by the Court, any such property wrongfully obtained or wrongfully withheld or knowingly misapplied, or in default, to suffer imprisonment for a term which may extend to two years.

    1 The words "one thousand rupees" substituted by the Companies (Amendment) Act, 2000, w.e.f. 14th. December, 2000.

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