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The Navy Ordinance, 1961

( Ordinance NO. XXXV OF 1961 )

Chapter XII


Power of confirming authority to mitigate, remit or commute sentences
132. 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 as laid down in this Ordinance:
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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