93 Compounding of offences

(1) The Commissioner may, before the institution of proceedings for any offence punishable under sub-section (4) of section 89 of this Act or under any rules made under this Act, accept from any person charged with such offence by way of composition of offence, a sum not exceeding fifty thousand rupees or a sum not exceeding three times the amount of tax which would thereby have been avoided, whichever is higher.

Provided that the composition of offence shall not apply in case of second and subsequent offence of the same nature.

(2) On payment of such sum as may be determined by the Commissioner under sub-section (1) of this section, no further proceedings shall be taken against such person in respect of the same offence.