142. Pardon and remission.-
When any person subject to this Act has been convicted by a Force Court of any offence, the Central Government or the Director-General or, in the case of a sentence, which he could have confirmed or which did not require confirmation, an officer not below the rank of Additional Deputy Inspector-General within whose command such person at the time of conviction was serving, or the prescribed officer may,-
(a) either with or without conditions which the person sentenced accepts, pardon the person or remit the whole or any part of the punishments awarded; or
(b) mitigate the punishment awarded; or
(c) commute such punishment for any less punishment or punishments mentioned in this Act; or
(d) either with or without conditions which the person sentenced accepts, release the person on parole.