Section 48 in The Sashastra Seema Bal Act, 2007
Title: Abetment of offences punishable with imprisonment and not committed
Any person subject to this Act who abets the commission of any of the offences specified in sections 16 to 44 (both inclusive) and punishable with imprisonment shall, on conviction by a Force Court, if that offence be not committed in consequence of the abetment, and no express provision is made by this Act for the punishment of such abetment, be liable to suffer imprisonment for a term which may extend to one-half of the longest term provided for that offence or such less punishment as is in this Act mentioned.
Title: Civil offences
Subject to the provisions of section 50, any person subject to this Act who at any place in, or beyond, India commits any civil offence shall be deemed to be guilty of an offence against this Act and, if charged therewith under this section shall be liable to be tried by a Force Court and, on conviction, be punishable as follows, namely:–
(a) if the offence is one which would be punishable under any law in force in India with death, he shall be liable to suffer any punishment, assigned for the offence, by the aforesaid law and such less punishment as is in this Act mentioned; and
(b) in any other case, he shall be liable to suffer any punishment, assigned for the offence by the law in force in India, or imprisonment for a term which may extend to seven years, or such less punishment as is in this Act mentioned.
Title: Civil offences not triable by a Force Court
A person subject to this Act who commits an offence of murder or culpable homicide not amounting to murder against, or of rape in relation to, a person not subject to this Act shall not be deemed to be guilty of an offence under this Act and shall not be tried by a Force Court, unless he commits any of the said offences–
(a) while on active duty; or
(b) at any place outside India; or
(c) at any place specified by the Central Government by notification, in this behalf.
Title: Punishment by Force Courts
(1) Punishments may be inflicted in respect of offences committed by persons subject to this Act and convicted by Force Courts according to the scale following, namely:–
(b) imprisonment which may be for the term of life or any other lesser term but excluding imprisonment for a term not exceeding three months in Force custody;
(c) dismissal or removal from the service;
(d) compulsory retirement from the service;
(e) imprisonment for a term not exceeding three months in Force custody;
(f) reduction to the ranks or to a lower rank or grade or a place in the list of their rank in the case of an under-officer;
(g) reduction to next lower rank in case of an officer or subordinate officer:
Provided that no officer shall be reduced to a rank lower than the one to which he was initially appointed;
(h) forfeiture of seniority of rank and forfeiture of all or any part of the service for the purpose of promotion;
(i) forfeiture of service for the purpose of increased pay or pension;
(j) fine, in respect of civil offences;
(k) severe reprimand or reprimand except in the case of persons below the rank of an underofficer;
(l) forfeiture of pay and allowances for a period not exceeding three months for an offence committed on active duty;
(m) forfeiture in the case of person sentenced to dismissal from the service of all arrears of pay and allowances and other public money due to him at the time of such dismissal;
(n) stoppage of pay and allowances until any proved loss or damage occasioned by the offence for which he is convicted is made good.
(2) Each of the punishments specified in sub-section (1) shall be deemed to be inferior in degree to every punishment preceding it in the above scale.
Title: Alternative punishments by Force Courts
Subject to the provisions of this Act, a Force Court may, on convicting a person subject to this Act of any of the offences specified in sections 16 to 48 (both inclusive) award either the particular punishment with which the offence is stated in the said sections to be punishable or, in lieu thereof, any one of the punishments lower in the scale set out in section 51 regard being had to the nature and degree of the offence.