Section 15 in The Coinage Act, 2011

Title: Prohibition and penalty for bringing metal piece for use as coin

Description: (1) No person shall bring by sea or by land or by air into India of any piece of metal to be used as coin except with the authority or permission of the Government. (2) Whoever contravenes the provisions of sub-section (1) shall be punishable with imprisonment which may extend to seven years and with fine.

Title: Offences by companies.

Description: (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 its business, 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 person liable to any punishment, if he proves that the offence was committed without his knowledge or that he exercised all due diligence to prevent the commission of such offence. (2) Notwithstanding, anything contained in sub-section (1), where any 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, such director, manager, secretary or other officer of the company shall be deemed to be guilty of that offence and shall be liable to be proceeded against and punished accordingly. Explanation.--For the purposes of this section,-- (a) "company" means any body corporate and includes a firm, society or other association of individuals; and (b) "director", in relation to— (i) a firm, means a partner or proprietor of the firm; (ii) a society or other association of individuals, means the person who is entrusted, under the rules of the society or other association, with the management of the affairs of the society or other association of the individuals, as the case may be.

Title: Forfeiture

Description: Any coin or metal in relation to which any offence under this Act has been committed shall be forfeited to the Government.

Title: Probation of Offenders Act, 1958 not to apply to offences under this Act

Description: Nothing in the Probation of Offenders Act, 1958 (20 of 1958) shall apply to offences under this Act.

Title: Offences to be cognizable, bailable and non-compoundable

Description: Notwithstanding anything contained in the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 (2 of 1974), offences under this Act shall be cognizable and bailable, but shall not be compoundable.