Other Offences and Penalties
25. False statement and forgery.-
(1) If any qualified person-
(a) on whom an enlistment notice has been served under this Act in respect of whom no postponement certificate is in force or no application or appeal for postponement of national service is pending, fails or omits to render the service which he is required by such notice to render, or
(b) having commenced to render national service, leaves that service without obtaining a discharge under section 17,
he shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to five years and also with fine which may extend to two thousand rupees.
(2) Any person who-
(a) in giving any information for the purposes of this Act, knowingly or recklessly makes a statement which is false in material particulars or which he does not believe to be true, or
(b) (i) with the intention of deceiving, forges or uses or lends or allows to be used for any person any certificate issued under this Act, or
(ii) makes, or has in his possession, any document so closely resembling any certificate so issued as to be calculated to deceive,
shall be punished with imprisonment for a term not exceeding three years, or with fine not exceeding one thousand rupees, or with both.