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The Prevention of Terrorism Act, 2002

Sections Particulars
Chapter I Preliminary
1 Short title, application, commencement, duration and savings
2 Definitions
Chapter II Punishment for and Measures for Dealing with, Terrorist Activities
3 Punishment for terrorist acts
4 Possession of certain unauthorized arms, etc.
5 Enhanced penalties
6 Holding of proceeds of terrorism illegal
7 Powers of investigating officers and appeal against order of Designated Authority
8 Forfeiture of proceeds of terrorism
9 Issue of show cause notice before forfeiture of proceeds of terrorism
10 Appeal
11 Order of forfeiture not to interfere with other punishments
12 Claims by third party
13 Powers of Designated Authority
14 Obligation to furnish information
15 Certain transfers to be null and void
16 Forfeiture of property of certain persons
17 Company to transfer shares to Government
Chapter III Terrorist Organisations
18 Declaration of an organization as a terrorist organization
19 Denotification of a terrorist organization
20 Offence relating to membership of a terrorist organization
21 Offence relating to support given to a terrorist organization
Chapter IV Special Courts
22 Special Courts
23 Functions of State Biodiversity Board
24 Power of State Biodiversity Board to restrict certain activities violating the objectives of conservation, etc.
25 Jurisdiction of Special Courts
26 Power of Special Courts with respect to other offences
27 Power to direct for samples, etc.
28 Public Prosecutors
29 Procedure and powers of Special Courts
30 Protection of witnesses
31 Trial by Special Courts to have precedence
32 Certain confessions made to police officers to be taken into consideration
33 Power to transfer cases to regular courts
34 Appeal
35 Transitional provisions and transfer of pending proceedings
Chapter V Interception of Communication in Certain Cases
36 Definitions
37 Appointment of Competent Authority
38 Application for authorization of interception of wire, electronic or oral communication
39 Decision by Competent Authority on application for interception
40 Submission of order of interception to Review Committee
41 Duration of an order of inception, etc.
42 Authority competent to carry out interception
43 Interception of communication in emergency
44 Protection of information collected
45 Admissibility of evidence collected through the interception of communications
46 Review of authorization order
47 Interception and disclosure of wire, electronic or oral communications prohibited
48 Annual report of interceptions
Chapter VI Miscellaneous
49 Modified application of certain provisions of the Code
50 Cognizance of offences
51 Officers competent to investigate offences under this Act
52 Arrest
53 Presumption as to offences under section 3
54 Bar of jurisdiction of courts, etc.
55 Saving
56 Overriding effect
57 Protection of action taken in good faith
58 Punishment and compensation for malicious action
59 Impounding passport and arms licence of person chargesheeted under the Act
60 Review committees
61 Power of High Courts to make rules
62 Power to make rules
63 Orders and rules to be laid before Houses of Parliament
64 Repeal and saving

An Act to make provisions for the prevention of, and for dealing with, terrorist activities and for matters connected therewith. BE it enacted by Parliament in the Fifty-third Year of the Republic of India as follows:-

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