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Section 131 Abetting mutiny, or attempting to seduce a soldier, sailor or airman from his duty

Section 131 Abetting mutiny, or attempting to seduce a soldier, sailor or airman from his duty.

Whoever abets the committing of mutiny by an officer, soldier, 1[sailor or airman], in the Army, 2[Navy or Air Force] of the 3[Government of India] or attempts to seduce any such officer, soldier, 4[sailor or airman] from his alle­giance or his duty, shall be punished with 5[imprisonment for life], or with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to ten years, and shall also be liable to fine.

6[Explanation.—In this section the words “officer”, 7[“soldier”, 8[“sailor”] and “airman”] include any person subject to the 9[Army Act, 10[the Army Act, 1950 (46 of 1950, 11[the Naval Discipline Act, 12[***] the 11[Indian Navy (Disci­pline) Act, 1934 (34 of 1934)] 13[the Air Force Act or 14[the Air Force Act, 1950 (45 of 1950)], as the case may be]].

CLASSIFICATION OF OFFENCE

Punishment—Imprisonment for life, or imprisonment for 10 years and fine—Cognizable—Non-bailable—Triable by Court of Session—Non-compoundable.

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1. Subs. by Act 10 of 1927, sec. 2 and Sch. I, for “or sailor”.

2. Subs. by Act 10 of 1927, sec. 2 and Sch. I, for “or Navy”.

3. Subs. by the A.O. 1950, for “Queen”.

4. Subs. by Act 10 of 1927, sec. 2 and Sch. I, for “or sailor”.

5. Subs. by Act 26 of 1955, sec. 117 and Sch., for “transporta­tion for life” (w.e.f. 1-1-1956).

6. Ins. by Act 27 of 1870, sec. 6.

7. Subs. by Act 10 of 1927, sec. 2 and Sch. I, for “and soldier”.

8. Ins. by Act 35 of 1934, sec. 2 and Sch.

9. Subs. by Act 10 of 1927, sec. 2 and Sch. I, for “Articles of War for the better government of Her Majesty’s Army, or to the Articles of War contained in Act No. 5 of 1869″.

10. Subs. by Act 3 of 1951, sec. 3 and Sch., for “the Indian Army Act, 1911”.

11. Now see the Navy Act, 1957 (62 of 1957).

12. The words “or that Act as modified by” omitted by the A.O. 1950.

13. Subs. by Act 14 of 1932, sec. 130 and Sch., for “or the Air Force Act”.

14. Subs. by Act 3 of 1951, sec. 3 and Sch., for “the Indian Air Force Act, 1932”.

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