Metrology Act, 1996

Tampering with marks and instruments.

24.—(1) Any person who—

(a) knowingly renders an instrument inaccurate, or

(b) knowingly uses, supplies, sells, utters or disposes of an instrument so rendered inaccurate, or

(c) (not being an inspector authorised under this Act) knowingly marks any plug or plate intended for use for the reception of a mark or removes any mark, plug or plate from an instrument or inserts such mark, plug or plate into an instrument other than the instrument on which the mark was legally inscribed,

shall be guilty of an offence.

(2) Any person who falsely represents—

(a) that an instrument is in all respects in accordance with the type approved in accordance with section 14 , or

(b) that an instrument in use is so type approved,

shall be guilty of an offence.