Section 40 Arms Act, 1950
Section 40 Arms Act, 1950:
Striking or threatening superior officers. Any person subject to this Act who commits any of the
following offences, that is to say,-
(a) uses criminal force to or assaults his superior officer; or
(b) uses threatening language to such officer; or
(c) uses insubordinate language to such officer; shall, on conviction by court- martial, if such officer is
at the time in the execution of his office or, if the offence is committed on active service, be liable to
suffer imprisonment for a term which may extend to fourteen years or such less punishment as is in
this Act mentioned; and in other cases, be liable to suffer imprisonment for a term which may extend to
ten years or such less punishment as is in this Act mentioned: Provided that in the case of an offence
specified in clause (c), the imprisonment shall not exceed five years.
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