3. Application of criminal law to aircraft.
(1) Any act or omission taking place on board an Indian registered aircraft while in flight elsewhere than in or over India which, if taking place in India, would constitute an offence under any law in force in India shall constitute that offence:
Provided that this sub-section shall not apply to any act or omission which is expressly or impliedly authorised by or under any law of a country outside India, where the aircraft is in flight.
(2) No proceedings for an offence under any law in force in India, committed on board an aircraft while in flight elsewhere than in or over India (other than an offence under the Aircraft Act, 1934 [22 of 1934]) shall be instituted except by or with the consent of the Central Government.
(3) Nothing contained in sub-section (2) shall prevent the arrest, or the issue of a warrant for the arrest, of any person in respect of any offence, or the remanding in custody or on bail of any person charged with any offence.