Section 26 in The Arms Act, 1959

Title: Secret contraventions.

Description: 1[26. Secret contraventions.―(1) Whoever does any act in contravention of any of the provisions of section 3, 4, 10 or 12 in such manner as to indicate an intention that such act may not be known to any public servant or to any person employed or working upon a railway, aircraft, vessel, vehicle or any other means of conveyance, shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which shall not be less than six months but which may extend to seven years and also with fine. (2) Whoever does any act in contravention of any of the provisions of section 5, 6, 7 or 11 in such manner as to indicate an intention that such act may not be known to any public servant or to any person employed or working upon a railway, aircraft, vessel, vehicle or any other means of conveyance, shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which shall not be less than five years but which may extend to ten years and also with fine. (3) Whoever on any search being made under section 22 conceals or attempts to conceal any arms or ammunition, shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to ten years and also with fine.] 1. Subs. by s. 9, ibid., for section 26 (w.e.f. 22-6-1983)

Title: Punishment for using arms, etc.

Description: 1[27. Punishment for using arms, etc.--(1) Whoever uses any arms or ammunition in contravention of section 5 shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which shall not be less than three years but which may extend to seven years and shall also be liable to fine. (2) Whoever uses any prohibited arms or prohibited ammunition in contravention of section 7 shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which shall not be less than seven years but which may extend to imprisonment for life and shall also be liable to fine. (3) Whoever uses any prohibited arms or prohibited ammunition or does any act in contravention of section 7 and such use or act results in the death of any other person, 2[shall be punishable with imprisonment for life, or death and shall also be liable to fine.] 1. Subs. by Act 42 of 1988, s. 6, for section 27 (w.e.f. 27-5-1988)./ 2. Subs. by Act 48 of 2019, s. 10, for "shall be punishable with imprisonment for life, or death and shall also be liable to fine" (w.e.f. 14-12-2019).

Title: Punishment for use and possession of firearms or imitation firearms in certain cases.

Description: Whoever makes or attempts to make any use whatsoever of a firearm or an imitation firearm with intent to resist or prevent the lawful arrest or detention of himself or any other person shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to seven years 1 [and with fine.] Explanation.―In this section the expression "imitation firearm" has the same meaning as in section 6 1. Subs. by Act 25 of 1983, s. 10, for ", or with fine, or with both" (w.e.f. 22-6-1983).

Title: Punishment for knowingly purchasing arms, etc., from unlicensed person or for delivering arms, etc., to person not entitled to possess the same.

Description: Whoever― (a) purchases any firearms or any other arms of such class or description as may be prescribed or any ammunition from any other person knowing that such other person is not licensed or authorised under section 5; or (b) delivers any arms or ammunition into the possession of another person without previously ascertaining that such other person is entitled by virtue of this Act or any other law for the time being in force to have, and is not prohibited by this Act or such other law from having, in his possession the same; shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to 1 [three years, or with fine, or with both.] 1. Subs. by s. 11, ibid., for certain words (w.e.f. 22-6-1983).

Title: Punishment for contravention of licence or rule.

Description: Whoever contravenes any condition of a licence or any provision of this Act or any rule made thereunder, for which no punishment is provided elsewhere in this Act shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to 1 [six months], or with fine which may extend to 2 [two thousand] rupees, or with both. 1. Subs. by s. 12, ibid., for "three months" (w.e.f. 22-6-1983). 2. Subs. by s. 12, ibid., for "five hundred" (w.e.f. 22-6-1983).