The M.P. Sampatti Virupan Nivaran Adhiniyam, 1994
(M.P. Act No. 20 of 1995)
(a) "defacement" includes impairing or interfering with the appearance or beauty, damaging, disfiguring, spoiling or injuring in any other way whatsoever and the word "deface" shall be construed accordingly;
(b) "Property" includes any building, hut structure, wall, tree, fence, post, pole or any other erection;
(c) "Writing" includes decoration, lettering, ornamentation, etc. produced by stencil.3. Penalty for defacement of property. - Whoever defaces any property in public view by writing or making with ink, chalk, paint or any other material, without the written permission of the owner of the property shall be punishable with fine which may extend to one thousand rupees. 4. Offence to be cognizable. - An offence punishable under this Act shall be cognizable. 5. Power of State Government to erase writing etc. - Without prejudice to the provisions of Section 3, it shall be competent for the State Government to take such steps as may be necessary for erasing any writing, freeing any defacement or removing any mark from any property and the expenses incurred thereon shall be recoverable from the person found guilty for such writing defacement or mark as arrears of land revenue. 6. Act to override other laws. - The provisions of this Act shall have effect notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in any other law for the time being in force.