Anti-Terrorism Act: Section 7

August 11, 2015

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Section 7 of the Anti-Terrorism Act

Punishment for acts of terrorism

(1) Whoever commits an act of terrorism under Section 6, whereby:

(a) Death of any person is caused, shall be punishable, on conviction, with death or with imprisonment for life, and with fine; or

(b) He does anything likely to cause death or endangers life, but death or hurt is not caused, shall be punishable, on conviction, with imprisonment of either description for a term which shall be not less than ten years but may extend to imprisonment for life and with fine;

(c) Grievous bodily harm or injury is caused to any person, shall be punishable, on conviction, with imprisonment of either description for a term which shall not be less than ten years but may extend to imprisonment for life and shall also be liable to a fine; or

(d) Grievous damage to property is caused, shall be punishable on conviction, with imprisonment, of either description for a term not less than ten years but may extend to imprisonment for life, and shall also be liable to a fine; or

(e) The offence of kidnapping for ransom or hostage-taking has been committed, shall be punishable, on conviction, with death or imprisonment for life; or

(f) The offence of hijacking, has been committed, shall be punishable, on conviction, with death or imprisonment for life, and fine;

(ff) The act of terrorism committed falls under Section 6 (2)(ee), shall be punishable with imprisonment which shall not be less than fourteen years but may extend to imprisonment for life

(g) The act of terrorism committed falls under section 6(2)(f) and (g), shall be punishable, on conviction, with imprisonment of not less than two years and not more than five years and with fine; or

(h) The act of terrorism committed falls under clauses (h) to (n) of sub-section (2) of Section 6, shall be punishable, on conviction, to imprisonment of not less than five years but may extend to imprisonment for life and with fine; and

(i) Any other act of terrorism not falling under clauses (a) to (h) above or under any other provision of this Act, shall be punishable, on conviction, to imprisonment of not less than five years and not more than ten years or with fine or with both.

(2) An accused, convicted of an offence under this Act shall be punishable with imprisonment of ten years or more, including the offences of kidnapping for ransom and hijacking shall also be liable to forfeiture of property.

7-A Creation of civil commotion

7-B Punishment for creating civil commotion