Compounding of offences
41 (1) Every application for the compounding of an offence shall be made in Form 31 to the Registrar who shall forward the same, together with his comments thereon, to the Central Government.
(2) Where any offence is compounded before the institution of any prosecution, no prosecution shall be instituted in relation to such offence, against the offender in relation to whom the offence is so compounded.
(3) Where the composition of any offence is made after the institution of any prosecution, such composition shall be brought by the Registrar in writing, to the notice of the Court in which the prosecution is pending.
(4)Where any offence is compounded under section 39, whether before or after the institution of any prosecution, intimation thereof shall be given by the LLP to the Registrar in Form 22 within seven days from the date on which the offence is so compounded.
(5) The Central Government while dealing with an application for the compounding of the offence for a default in compliance with any provision of the Act which requires a LLP or its partner or partners or designated partner or designated partners to file or register with, or send to, the Registrar any return, statement of account and solvency or other document, may, if it thinks fit to do so, direct, before allowing compounding under this rule, by order, any partner or designated partner of the LLP to file or register with, or on payment of the fee, and the additional fee, required to be paid under section 69, such return, statement of account and solvency or other document within such time as may be specified in the order.