Report No. 43
24. Incitement to mutiny or other act of insubordination.-
Whoever makes or publishes or circulates any statement, rumour or report, with intent to cause, or which is likely to cause, any officer or member of any of the armed forces to mutiny or otherwise disregard or fail in his duty as such officer or member, shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three years, or with fine, or with both.
Explanation.-A person making, publishing or circulating any such statement, rumour or report, who has reasonable grounds for believing that such statement, rumour or report is true and makes, publishes or circulates it in good faith and without any such intent as aforesaid, does not commit an offence under this section.