National Monuments Act, 1930

Prohibition of injury, etc., to archaeological objects.

25.—(1) It shall not be lawful for any person to injure, deface or destroy any archaeological object, nor shall it be lawful for any person to alter any archaeological object otherwise than under and in accordance with a licence in that behalf granted under this section.

(2) The Minister for Education may if he thinks fit issue to any person a licence to alter a specified archaeological object in such manner, to such extent and subject to such conditions as are specified in such licence.

(3) Every person who injures, defaces, destroys or alters an archaeological object in contravention of this section shall be guilty of an offence under this section and shall be liable on summary conviction thereof to a fine not exceeding fifty pounds or, at the discretion of the Court, to imprisonment for any term not exceeding six months or to both such fine and such imprisonment.