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40. Offences relating to Coast Guard Courts.-

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

(a) being duly summoned or ordered to attend as a witness before a Coast Guard Court, wilfully or without reasonable excuse, makes default in attending; orĀ 

(b) refuses to take an oath or make an affirmation legally required by a Coast Guard Court to be taken or made; or

(c) refuses to produce or deliver any document in his power or control legally required by a Coast Guard Court to be produced or delivered by him; or

(d) refuses, when a witness, to answer any question which he is by law bound to answer; or

(e) is guilty of contempt of a Coast Guard Court by using insulting or threatening language, or by causing any interruption or disturbance in the proceedings of such Court,

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

Coast Guard Act, 1978 Back

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