The Jammu and Kashmir Forest (Sale of Timber) Act, 1987 (1931 A.D.)
Act No. 3 of Svt. 1987
(a) prescribe the classes of timber to which the rules shall apply ;
(b) define what shall be deemed to be a sale depot;
(c) provide for tire establishment, registration, regulation and inspection of sale depots, and the levy of fees for registration ; prescribe the period for which registration shall hold good and the conditions under which timber may be brought to, stored at, sold at, and removed from, sale depots and prohibit the sale of timber at or the establishment of maintenance of unregistered sale depots;
(d) regulate the use of sale depot marks and the registration of such marks ; prescribe the time for which registration shall hold good ; and provide for the levy of fees for registration ;
(e) prescribe the registers to be maintained at sale depots, and provide for the production of such registers before and for their examination by any Forest or Police Officer authorised in this behalf by the Divisional Forest Officer or by the District Superintendent of Police, respectively ;
(f) prescribe as penalties for the infringement of any rule made under this section, imprisonment which may extend to six months or fine which may extend to Rs. 500 or both. Double penalties may be inflicted where the offence is committed after sunset and before sunrise, or after preparation for resistance to lawful authority, or if the offender has been previously convicted of a like offence.(2) All rules made under sub-section (1) shall be so made after previous publication in the Jammu and Kashmir Government Gazette. 4. Application of Chapter VI of Jammu and Kashmir Forest Act. - The provisions of Chapter VI of the Jammu and Kashmir Forest Act No. II of 1987 with the exception of section 38, shall apply so far as may be to any infringement of the rules made under this Act as if such infringement were a forest offence under the Jammu and Kashmir Forest Act. 5. Indemnity for acts done in good faith. - No suit shall lie against any public servant for anything done by him in good faith under this Act.