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The Air Force Act, 1953

( ACT NO. VI OF 1953 )

Chapter XII


Power of confirming authority to mitigate, remit or commute sentences
156. Subject to such restrictions as may be contained in any warrant issued under section 152 or section 153, a confirming authority may, when confirming the sentence of a court-martial, mitigate or remit the punishment thereby awarded, or commute that punishment for any punishment or punishments lower in the scale laid down in section 73:
Provided that a sentence of imprisonment shall not be commuted to a sentence of detention for a term exceeding the term of imprisonment awarded by the court.

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