5. Any person subject to this Regulation, not being above the rank of havildar, who, while on active commits any of the offences specified in section 3, or in section 4, clauses (a) to (k), both inclusive, may, in lieu of or addition to any punishment to which he is liable those sections be punished with whipping.
In no case, if the cat-of-nine-tails be the instruments employed, shall the punishment of whipping exceed lashes, or, if the ratan be employed, shall the punishment exceed thirty stripes.
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