[10A. (1) A subordinate officer or a Rifleman or a Signalman, who-
(a) begins, excites, causes or joins in any mutiny or sedition or, being present at any mutiny or sedition, does not make his utmost endeavours to suppress it, or, knowing, or having reason to believe in the existence, of any mutiny or sedition, does not, without delay, give information thereof to his Commanding officer or superior officer; or
(b) uses, or attempts to use, criminal force to, or commits an assault on, his superior officer, knowing or having reason to believe him to be such, whether on or off duty; or
(c) abandons or delivers up any garrison, fortress, post or guard or wireless station which is committed to his charge or which it is his duty to defend; or
(d) in the presence of an enemy or any person in arms against whom it is his duty to act, casts away his arms or his ammunition, or intentionally uses words or any other means to induce any other subordinate officer or Rifleman or Signalman to abstain from acting against the enemy, or any such person, or to discourage any such subordinate officer or Rifleman or Signalman from acting against the enemy or such person, or who otherwise misbehaves; or
(e) directly or indirectly holds correspondence with, or communicates intelligence to, or assists, or relieves, any enemy or person in arms against the State, or omits to discover immediately to his Commanding officer or superior officer any such correspondence or communication coming to his knowledge; or
(f) directly or indirectly assists or relieves with money, victuals or ammunition, or knowingly harbours or protects any enemy or person in arms against the State; or
(g) without authority leaves his Commanding officers, or his post or party, to go in search of plunder; or
(h) quits his guard, picquet, party or patrol without being regularly relieved or without leave; or
(i) uses criminal force to, or commits and assault on, any person bringing provisions or other necessaries to camp or quarters, or forces a safeguard, or without authority breaks into any house or any other place for plunder, or plunders, destroys or damages any property of any kind; or
(j) intentionally causes or spreads a false alarm in action, camp, garrison or quarters,
shall, on conviction by the Special Court, be punished with rigorous imprisonment for a term which may extend to seven years, and shall also be liable to fine which may extend to Taka one hundred.
(2) The Special Court may take cognizance of any offence punishable under this Article either of its own motion or on a complaint by any officer and shall follow such procedures as may be prescribed.
(3) A subordinate officer or a Rifleman or Signalman accused of an offence under this Order shall have the right to conduct his own defence or to have assistance of any officer of the Force or of any legal practitioner of his own choice.