(x) Offences in respect of Naval Custody
Permitting escape of person in custody
62. Every person subject to this Ordinance who,-
(a) when in command of a guard, piquet, patrol or post, releases without proper authority, whether, wilfully or without reasonable excuse, any person committed to his charge, or refuses to receive any prisoner or person so committed, or
(b) wilfully or without reasonable excuse allows to escape any person who is committed to his charge, or whom it is his duty to keep or guard,
shall be liable, if he has acted wilfully, to suffer long imprisonment, and if he has not acted wilfully, to suffer short imprisonment.