The term for which the Court directs the offender to be imprisoned in default of payment of a fine shall not exceed one-fourth of the term of imprisonment which is the maximum fixed for the offence, if the offence be punishable with imprisonment as well as fine.

Simply Put

If the offender is awarded with imprisonment and fine both then this section states that court cannot award additional imprisonment in excess of one-fourth of the term of maximum imprisonment fixed in the offence.

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