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04/10/2022
Laws of Bangladesh

The Air Force Act, 1953

( ACT NO. VI OF 1953 )

Chapter VII

PUNISHMENTS

Punishments awardable by courts-martial
73. Punishments may be inflicted in respect of offences committed by persons subject to this Act and convicted by courts-martial according to the scale following, that is to say:-
 
 
 
 
(a) death;
 
 
 
 
(b) long imprisonment, which shall be rigorous and for a term not exceeding fourteen years;
 
 
 
 
(c) short imprisonment, which may be rigorous or simple, for a term not exceeding two years;
 
 
 
 
(d) detention for a term not exceeding two years in the case of airmen;
 
 
 
 
(e) dismissal from service;
 
 
(f) reduction to the ranks or to a lower rank or to a lower grade, in the case of non-commissioned officers;
 
 
 
 
(g) forfeiture of seniority of rank, in the case of officers, 1[master warrant officers,] warrant officers and non-commissioned officers; and forfeiture of all or any part of their service for the purpose of promotion, in the case of any of them whose promotion depends upon length of service;
 
 
 
 
(h) forfeiture of service for the purpose of increased pay, pension or any other prescribed purpose;
 
 
 
 
(i) severe reprimand or reprimand, in the case of officers, 2[master warrant officers,] warrant officers and non-commissioned officers;
 
 
 
 
(j) forfeiture of pay and allowances for a period not exceeding three months for an offence committed on active service;
 
 
 
 
(k) forfeiture in the case of a person sentenced to dismissal from the service, of all arrears of pay and allowances and other public money due to him at the time of such dismissal;
 
 
 
 
(l) stoppages of pay and allowances until any proved loss or damage occasioned by the offence of which he is convicted is made good.

  • 1
    The words and comma “master warrant officers,” were inserted after the word and comma “officer,” by section 6(l) of প্রতিরক্ষা কর্মবিভাগ (কতিপয় আইন সংশোধন) আইন, ২০১৬ (২০১৬ সনের ১৫ নং আইন)।
  • 2
    The words and comma “master warrant officers,” were inserted after the word and comma “officer,” by section 6(l) of প্রতিরক্ষা কর্মবিভাগ (কতিপয় আইন সংশোধন) আইন, ২০১৬ (২০১৬ সনের ১৫ নং আইন)।
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