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The Arms Act, 1878

( ACT NO. XI Of 1878 )

Chapter VI

PENALTIES

and whoever, on any search being made under section 25 conceals or attempts to conceal any arms, ammunition or military stores,
 
 
 
 
shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to seven years, or with fine, or with both:
 
 
Provided that if an offence committed under this section is in respect of a pistol, revolver, rifle or 1[shot gun or other fire-arm], the offender shall be punished with transportation for life on any shorter term, or with imprisonment for a term which may extend to fourteen years, or with fine.

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    The words "shot gun or other fire-arm" were substituted, for the words "shot gun" by section 3 of the Arms (Amendment) Act, 1980 (Act No. VII of 1980)
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