Section 9 in The Prohibition of Electronic Cigarettes (Production Manufacture Import Export Transport Sale Distribution Storage and Advertisement) Act 2019
Title: Jurisdiction and trial of offences
(1) Any person committing an offence under section 4 or section 5 shall be triable for such offence in any place in which he is liable to be tried under any law for the time being in force.
(2) All offences under this Act shall be tried by the Court of Judicial Magistrate of the first class in accordance with the procedure provided for trials in the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 (2 of 1974).
Title: Power to dispose of stock seized
After completion of the proceedings before the Court and if it is proved that the stock seized by the authorised officer under the provisions of this Act are stocks of electronic cigarettes, such stocks shall be disposed of in accordance with the provisions contained in Chapter XXXIV of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 (2 of 1974).
Title: Offences by companies
(1) Where an offence under this Act has been committed by a company, every person who, at the time the offence was committed, was in charge of, and was responsible to the company for the conduct of, the business of the company, as well as the company, shall be deemed to be guilty of the offence and shall be liable to be proceeded against and punished accordingly:
Provided that nothing contained in this sub-section shall render any such person liable to any punishment provided in this Act, if he proves that the offence was committed without his knowledge or that he had exercised all due diligence to prevent the commission of such offence.
(2) Notwithstanding anything contained in sub-section (1), where an offence under this Act has been committed by a company, and it is proved that the offence has been committed with the consent or connivance of, or is attributable to any neglect on the part of any director, manager, secretary or other officer of the company, such director, manager, secretary or other officer shall also be deemed to be guilty of the offence and shall be liable to be proceeded against and punished accordingly.
Explanation.--For the purpose of this section--
(a) “company” means any body corporate and includes a firm or other association of individuals; and
(b) “director” means a whole-time director in the company and in relation to a firm, means a partner in the firm.
Title: Cognizance of offences
No court shall take cognizance of an offence punishable under this Act, except upon a complaint in writing made by an authorised officer under this Act.
Title: Offences to be cognizable
Notwithstanding anything contained in the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 (2 of 1974), an offence under section 4 shall be cognizable.