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76. Voting by members.-

(1) Subject to the provisions of sub- sections (2) and (3), every decision of a Coast Guard Court shall be passed by an absolute majority of votes; and where there is an equality of votes on either the finding or the sentence, the decision shall be in favour of the accused.

(2) No sentence of death shall be passed by a Coast Guard Court without the concurrence of at least two-thirds of the members of the court.

(3) In matters, other than a challenge or the finding or sentence, the presiding officer shall have a casting vote.

Coast Guard Act, 1978 Back

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