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19. Striking or threatening superior officers.-

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

(a) uses criminal force to or assaults his superior officer; or

(b) uses threatening language to such officer; or

(c) uses insubordinate language to such officer; or

(d) behaves with contempt to such officer,

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

Provided that in the case of offences specified in clauses (c) and (d), the imprisonment shall not exceed five years.

Coast Guard Act, 1978 Back

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