Section 10 in The Suppression of Unlawful Acts Against Safety of Maritime Navigation and Fixed Platforms on Continental Shelf Act, 2002

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.

Title: Protection of action taken in good faith

Description: (1) No suit, prosecution or other legal proceeding shall lie against any person for anything which is in good faith done or intended to be done in pursuance of the provisions of this Act. (2) No suit or other legal proceeding shall lie against the Central Government for any damage caused or likely to be caused for anything which is in good faith done or intended to be done in pursuance of the provisions of this Act.