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THE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ACT, 2000

Penalty for publishing Digital Signature Certificate false in certain particulars.
Section Description of offence
73

(1) No person shall publish a Digital Signature Certificate or otherwise make it available to any other person with the knowledge that -

(a) the Certifying Authority listed in the certificate has not issued it; or

(b) the subscriber listed in the certificate has not accepted it; or

(c) the certificate has been revoked or suspended, unless such publication is for the purpose of verifying a digital signature created prior to such suspension or revocation.

Punishment
This section provides punishment for publishing a Digital Signature Certificate falsely in material particulars or otherwise making it available to any other person with imprisonment for a term which may extend to two years or with fine which may extend to one lakh rupees or with both.

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