21. THE CONSERVATION OF FOREIGN EXCHANGE AND PREVENTION OF SMUGGLING ACTIVITIES -1974
This act provide preventive detention of persons for the purpose of conservation and augmentation of Foreign Exchange and prevention of Smuggling activities.

The Act empowers central/state Govt. to detain a person with a view to preventing him smuggling goods abetting for smuggling goods, transporting or concealing smuggling goods etc; The Govt. is empowered to revoke detention order any time. Provisions temporary release of person detained is also made. Any person who absconds himself after the issue of detention order is liable to forfeiture his property and one year punishment.

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