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The Arms Act, 1878

( ACT NO. XI Of 1878 )

Chapter VI

PENALTIES

For breach of sections 5, 6, 10, 13 to 17
19. Whoever commits any of the following offences (namely):-
 
 
 
 
(a) manufactures, converts or sells, or keeps, offers or exposes for sale, any arms, ammunition or military stores in contravention of the provisions of section 5;
 
 
 
 
(b) fails to give notice as required by the same section;
 
 
 
 
(c) imports or exports any arms, ammunition or military stores in contravention of the provisions of section 6;
 
 
 
 
(d) transports any arms, ammunition or military stores in contravention of a regulation or prohibition issued under section 10;
 
 
 
 
(e) goes armed in contravention of the provisions of section 13;
 
 
 
 
(f) has in his possession or under his control any arms, ammunition or military stores in contravention of the provisions of section 14 or section 15;
 
 
(g) intentionally makes any false entry in a record or account which, by a rule made under section 17, clause (c), he is required to keep;
 
 
 
 
(h) intentionally fails to exhibit anything which, by a rule made under section 17, clause (e), he is required to exhibit; or
 
 
 
 
(i) fails to deposit arms, ammunition or military stores, as required by section 14 or section 16;
 
 
 
 
shall be punished with 1[imprisonment for life or any other rigorous imprisonment which shall not be less then seven years,].

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    The words and comma "imprisonment for life or any other rigorous imprisonment which shall not be less than seven years," were substituted, for the words and commas "imprisonment for a term which may extend to three years, or with fine or with both" by section 3 of the Arms (Amendment) Act, 1991 (Act No. XVII of 1991)
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