53. Punishment of officers of or below the rank of Squadron Commanders by officers not below the rank of Inspectors-General.-
An officer not below the rank of an Inspector-General may, in the prescribed manner, proceed against an officer of or below the rank of a Squadron Commander, who is charged with an offence under this Act, and award one or more of the following punishments, that is to say,-
(a) forfeiture of seniority, or in the case of any of them whose promotion depends upon length of service, forfeiture of service for the purpose of promotion for a period not exceeding one year, but subject to the right of the accused previous to the award to elect to be tried by a General Security Guard Court;
(b) severe reprimand or reprimand;
(c) deduction from pay and allowances of any sum required to make good any proved loss or damage occasioned by the offence of which he is convicted.