Censorship of Publications Act, 1929

Offences in relation to the publication of reports of judicial proceedings.

15.—(1) If any person being the proprietor, editor or publisher of any book or periodical publication or being a master printer engaged in the printing of such book or publication prints or publishes or causes, procures or permits to be printed or published therein in contravention of any of the provisions of this Part of this Act any matter, details, or particulars in relation to any judicial proceedings such person shall be guilty of an offence under this section and shall be liable on summary conviction thereof to a fine not exceeding five hundred pounds or at the discretion of the court to imprisonment with or without hard labour for any term not exceeding six months or to both such fine and such imprisonment.

(2) Every prosecution for an offence under this section shall be brought at the suit and in the name of the Attorney-General.