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22. Assault and obstruction.-

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

(a) being concerned in any quarrel, affray or disorder, refuses to obey any officer, though of inferior rank, who orders him into arrest, or uses criminal force to or assaults any such officer; or

(b) uses criminal force to, or assaults any person, whether subject to this Act or not, in whose custody he is lawfully placed, and whether he is or is not his superior officer; or

(c) resists an escort whose duty it is to apprehend him or have him in charge; or

(d) breaks out of barracks, camp or quarters; or

(e) refuses to obey any general, local or other order, shall, on conviction by a Security Guard Court, be liable to suffer imprisonment for a term which may extend, in the case of offences specified in clauses (d) and (e), to two years, and in the case of the offences specified in the other clauses, to ten years, or in either case such less punishment as is in this Act mentioned.

National Security Guard Act, 1986 Back

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