Central Government Act
Section 10(9) in The Prevention Of Food Adulteration Act, 1954
(9) Any food inspector exercising powers under this Act or under the rules made thereunder who-
vexatiously and without any reasonable grounds of suspicion seizes any article of food 2[ or adulterant]; or
commits any other act to the injury of any person without having reason to believe that such act is necessary for the execution of his duty; shall be guilty of an offence under this Act and shall be punishable for such offence 1[ with fine which shall not be less than five hundred rupees but which may extend to one thousand rupees].