Section 10 Official Secrets Act, 1923

 

Section 10 Official Secrets Act, 1923: 

 Penalty for harbouring spies.—

(1) If any person knowingly harbours any person who he knows or has reasonable grounds for supposing to be a person who is about to commit or who has committed an offence under section 3 or under section 3 read with section 9 knowingly permits to meet or assemble in any premises in his occupation or under his control any such persons, he shall be guilty of an offence under this section.

(2) It shall be the duty of every person having harboured any such person as aforesaid, or permitted to meet or assemble in any premises in his occupation or under his control any such persons as aforesaid, to give on demand to a Superintendent of Police or other police officer not below the rank of Inspector empowered by an Inspector-General or Commissioner of Police in this behalf, any information in his power relating to any such person or persons, and if any person fails to give any such information, he shall be guilty of an offence under this section.

(3) A person guilty of an offence under this section shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to 25 [three years,] or with fine, or with both.


Supreme Court of India Important Judgments And Leading Case Law Related to Section 10 Official Secrets Act, 1923:

Sambhu Nath Sarkar vs The State Of West Bengal & Ors on 19 April, 1973

Superintendent & Remembrancer Of vs Satyen Bhowmick And Ors on 15 January, 1981

Sama Alana Abdulla vs The State Of Gujarat on 16 November, 1995

State Of Haryana & Others vs Mohinder Singh on 7 February, 2000

D. Ethiraj vs Secretary To Govt. & Ors on 11 October, 2011



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