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The Air Force Act, 1953

( ACT NO. VI OF 1953 )

Chapter VI


Offences relating to courts-martial
59. Any person subject to this Act who commits any of the following offences, that is to say:-
(a) being duly summoned or ordered to attend as a witness before a court-martial wilfully or without reasonable excuse, makes default in attending; or
(b) refuses to take an oath or make an affirmation legally required by a court-martial to be taken or made; or
(c) refuses to produce or deliver any document in his power or control legally required by a court-martial to be produced or delivered by him; or
(d) refuses when a witness to answer any question which he is by law bound to answer; or
(e) is guilty of contempt of court-martial by using insulting or threatening language , or by causing any interruption or disturbance in the proceedings of such court;
shall, on conviction by court-martial, be liable to suffer short imprisonment.

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