section 338(1)


338(1) Every one who, without the consent of the owner, (a) fraudulently takes, holds, keeps in his possession, conceals, receives, appropriates, purchases or sells cattle that are found astray, or (b) fraudulently, in whole or in part, (i) obliterates, alters or defaces a brand or mark on cattle, or (ii) makes a false or counterfeit brand or mark on cattle, is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding five years.