Section 27 in The Arms Act, 1959

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).

Title: Punishment for subsequent offences.

Description: Whoever having been convicted of an offence under this Act is again convicted of an offence under this Act shall be punishable with double the penalty provided for the latter offence.