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Chapter IV


15. Correspondence, etc., with offenders.-

Any person subject to this Act, who,-

(a) treacherously holds correspondence with, or communicates intelligence to, an offender; or

(b) wilfully fails to make known to the proper authorities any information he may have received from an offender; or

(c) assists the offender in any manner; or

(d) having been captured by an offender, voluntarily serves with or aids him,

shall, on conviction by a Coast Guard Court, be liable to suffer imprisonment for a term which may extend to seven years or such less punishment as is in this Act mentioned.

Explanation.-For the purposes of this section, "offender" includes-

(a) all armed mutineers, armed rebels, armed rioters, pirates and any person in arms against whom it is the duty of any person subject to this Act to take action ; and

(b) any person or persons engaged in smuggling, unlawful exploration or exploitation or any other unlawful activity in the maritime zones of India.

Coast Guard Act, 1978 Back

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