PROCEDURE OF COURTS-MARTIAL
Power to convict of alternative offence
113. (1) Where a person is charged with an offence under any provision of this Ordinance other than sections 78 and 79 but the offence is not proved, he may be found guilty of-
(a) an attempt or abetment to commit the offence charged; or
(b) an offence of the same class as the offence charged and not involving greater punishment.
(2) Where a person is charged with a civil offence under sections 78 and 79 but that offence is not proved, he may be found guilty and convicted of any other civil offence of which he could be found guilty and convicted by a criminal Court in a trial for the same offence as he is charged with.
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