Obstruction of provost officers
44. Every person subject to this Ordinance, who, wilfully obstructs or wilfully refuses, when called on to assist, any provost officer or any person (whether subject to this Ordinance or not) legally exercising authority under or on behalf of a provost officer, shall be liable to suffer short imprisonment.
Explanation.-For the purposes of this section, a “provost officer” shall be deemed to include a provost-marshal appointed under this Ordinance or under the [Army Act], 1952, or the [Air Force Act], 1953, and any person legally exercising authority under him or on his behalf.
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