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17. Mutiny.-

Any person subject to this Act who commits any of the following offences, that is to say,-

(a) begins, incites, causes or conspires with any other person to cause any mutiny in the Coast Guard or in the military, naval or air forces of India or any forces co-operating therewith; or

(b) joins in any such mutiny; or

(c) being present at any such mutiny, does not use his utmost endeavours to suppress the same; or

(d) knowing or having reason to believe in the existence of any such mutiny, or of any intention to mutiny or of any such conspiracy, does not, without delay, give information thereof to his Commanding Officer or other superior officer; or

(e) endeavours to seduce any person in the Coast Guard or in the military, naval or air forces of India or any forces co-operating therewith from his duty or allegiance to the Union,

shall, on conviction by a Coast Guard Court, be liable to suffer death or such less punishment as is in this Act mentioned:

Provided that a sentence of death awarded under this section shall not be carried out unless it is confirmed by the Central Government.



Coast Guard Act, 1978 Back




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