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The Arms Act, 1878

( ACT NO. XI Of 1878 )

Chapter VI

PENALTIES

For breaches of sections 6, 13, 14 and 15 in respect of certain arms
1[19A. Notwithstanding anything contained in section 19, whoever commits an offence under clause (a), (c), (e) or (f) of section 19 shall, if the offence is committed in respect of a pistol, revolver, rifle 2[shot gun or other fire-arm] be punished with 3[imprisonment for life or rigorous imprisonment for a term which shall not be less than ten years].]

  • 1
    Section 19A was inserted by section 3 of the Bengal Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 1934 (Act No. VII of 1934)
  • 2
    The words "shot gun or other fire-arm" were substituted, for the words "or shot gun" by section 3 of the Arms (Amendment) Act, 1980 (Act No. VII of 1980)
  • 3
    The words "imprisonment for life or rigorous imprisonment for a term which shall not be less than ten years" were substituted, for "transportation for life or any shorter term which may extend to fourteen years, or with fine” by section 4 of the Arms (Amendment) Act, 1991 (Act No. XVII of 1991)
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