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(i) in case the bull has been sold by public auction, the proceeds of such sale shall be paid to the owner after deducting therefrom the costs, charges and expenses incurred for the maintenance and sale of the bull; and
(ii) In any other case, the bull shall be delivered to the owner on payment of the costs, charges and expenses incurred for its maintenance.
(d) The Costs, charges and expenses referred to in Sub-clauses (i) and (ii) of clause (c) shall be determined in the prescribed manner.
13. Power of licensing officer etc., to inspect or mark bulls and enter premises.- For the purposes of this Act, a licensing officer or any officer or person authorised by him in this behalf shall have power at all reasonable times-
(a) to inspect any bull;
(b) to mark any bull with a prescribed mark in the prescribed manner; and
(c) subject to such conditions and restrictions, if any, as may be prescribed, to enter any premises or other place where he has reason to believe that a bull is kept.
14. Duty of Officers to report offences, etc.- it shall be the duty of all village officers and servants and of all officers of the Animal Husbandry, Agricultural and Revenue Departments and officers and servants of panchayats and Municipalities and other officers notified by the Government in this behalf-
(a) to give immediate information to the nearest licensing officer of the commission of any offence, or of the intention or preparation to commit any offence punishable under this Act, which may come to their knowledge;
(b) To take all reasonable measures in their power to prevent the commission of any such offence which they may know or have reason to believe is about or likely to be committed; and
(c) To assist any licensing officer in carrying out the provisions of this Act.
15. Cognizance of offences.- No Magistrate shall take cognizance of any offence under this Act except upon a complaint made by a licensing officer or any person authorised by such officer in this behalf.
16. Officers to be public servants- All officers and servants specified in, or notified under section 14 shall be deemed to be public servants within the meaning of section 21 of the Indian Penal Code.
17. Bar of certain proceedings.- (1) No suit, prosecution or other proceeding shall lie against any officer or servant of the Government for any act done or purporting to be done under this Act without the previous sanction of the Government.
(2) No officer or servant of the Government shall be liable in respect of any such act in any civil or criminal proceeding if the act was done in good faith in the course of the execution of duties or the discharge of functions imposed by or under this Act.
18. Limitation for certain suits and prosecutions.- No suit shall be instituted against the Government and no suit, prosecution or other proceeding shall be instituted against any officer or servant of the Government in respect of any act done or purporting to be done under this Act, unless the suit prosecution or other proceeding is instituted within six months from the date of the act complained of.
19. Revision.- The Government may at any time either suo motu or on application, call for and examine the record of any order passed by, or any proceedings recorded by, any officer or person under this Act, for the purpose of satisfying themselves as to the legality or propriety of such order or as to the regularity of such proceedings, and may pass such order in reference thereto as they think fit. Nothing contained in this section shall apply to the orders or proceedings of any court or Magistrate.
20. Power to make rules.- (1) The Government may after previous publication by notification in the Gazette, make rules to carry out the purposes of this Act.