10. Penalties

  1. If the owner or person in charge of cinematograph uses the same or allows it to be used, or if the owner or occupier of any place permits that place to be used, in contravention of the provisions of this Act or the rules made thereunder, not being rules made under clause (k) of sub-section (2) of Section 13, or of the conditions and restrictions upon or subject to which any license has been granted under this Act, he shall be punishable with fine which may extend to 16[ten thousand rupees] and, in the case of continuing offence, with a further fine
    which may extend to 16[one thousand rupees] for each day during which the offence continues.
  2. If any person contravenes the provisions of any rules made under clause (k) of sub-section (2) of Section 13, he shall be punishable with fine which may extend to 16[one thousand rupees.]
  3. Where after a prosecution for an offence under sub-section (1) has been commenced, the licensing authority has reason to believe that the holder of the license is again committing the offence or continues to commit it, the licensing authority may by notice warn the holder of the license not to continue the offence. If the holder of the license still persists in committing the offence, the licensing authority may suspend the license pending the result of the prosecution.

16Inserted by Act 16 of 2000.