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The Air Force Act, 1953

( ACT NO. VI OF 1953 )

Chapter VI


Absence without leave
39. Any person subject to this Act who commits any of the following offences, that is to say,-
(a) absents himself without leave; or
(b) without sufficient cause overstays leave granted to him; or
(c) being on leave of absence and having received information from proper authority that any unit or detachment to which he belongs, has been ordered on active service fails, without sufficient cause, to rejoin without delay; or
(d) without sufficient cause fails to appear at the time fixed, at the parade or place appointed for exercise or duty; or
(e) when on parade, or on the line of march, without sufficient cause, or without leave from his superior officer, quits the parade or line of march; or
(f) when in camp or elsewhere, is found beyond any limits fixed, or in any place prohibited by any general, local or other order without a pass or written leave from his superior officer; or
(g) without leave from his superior officer or without due cause, absents himself from any school when duly ordered to attend there;
shall, on conviction by court-martial, be liable to suffer short imprisonment.

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