Section 9 in The Suppression of Unlawful Acts Against Safety of Maritime Navigation and Fixed Platforms on Continental Shelf Act, 2002

Title: Provisions as to extradition

Description: (1) The offences under section 3shall be deemed to have been included as extraditable offences and provided for in all the extradition treaties made by India with Convention States or Protocol States and which extend to, and are binding on, India on the date of commencement of this Act. (2) For the purposes of the application of the Extradition Act, 1962(34 of 1962) to offences under this Act, any ship registered in a Convention State or Protocol State shall, at any time while that ship is plying, be deemed to be within the jurisdiction of that Convention State or Protocol State, whether or not it is for the time being also within the jurisdiction of any other country.

Title: Contracting parties to Convention or Protocol

Description: The Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, certify as to which are the Convention States or Protocol States and to what extent such States have availed themselves of the provisions of the Convention or Protocol, as the case may be, and any such notification shall be conclusive evidence of the matters certified therein.

Title: Power to treat certain ships to be registered in Convention States

Description: If the Central Government is satisfied that the requirements of the Convention have been satisfied in relation to any ship, it may, by notification in the Official Gazette, direct that such ship shall, for the purposes of this Act, be deemed to be registered in such Convention State as may be specified in the notification.

Title: Previous sanction necessary for prosecution

Description: No prosecution for an offence under this Act shall be instituted except with the previous sanction of the Central Government.

Title: Presumptions as to offences under section 3

Description: In a prosecution for an offence under sub-section (1) of section 3, if it is proved— (a) that the arms, ammunition or explosives were recovered from the possession of the accused and there is reason to believe that such arms, ammunition or explosives of similar nature were used in the commission of such offence; (b) that there is evidence of use of force, threat of force or any other form of intimidation caused to the crew or passengers in connection with the commission of such offence; or (c) that there is evidence of an intended threat of using bomb, fire, arms, ammunition, or explosives or committing any form of violence against the crew, passengers or cargo of a ship or fixed platform located on the Continental Shelf of India, the Designated Court shall presume, unless the contrary is proved, that the accused had committed such offence.