This act empowered the magistrate to require a deposit of not less than Rs.500 and not more than Rs.2000 from the keepers of news printing presses and publishers of newspapers.
- The local government could even demand a security deposit of Rs.500 min to Rs.5000 ma
- It was a huge money which would be generally beyond anybody’s affordability
- It was imposed due to seditious publication and enlarged to include writing against the Indian Princes, judges, executive officers and public servants
- Almost 350 printing press were penalized and securities of 40,000 pounds were demanded from newspapers.
- Because of security deposits, more than 130 newspapers had not starte
- This act was heavily used against the newspapers Punjabee & Hinduvasi etc.