Section 82 in The Sashastra Seema Bal Act, 2007

Title: Summary Force Court

Description: (1) A Summary Force Court may be held by the commanding officer of any unit and he alone shall constitute the Court. (2) The proceedings shall be attended throughout by two other persons who shall be officers or subordinate officers or one of either, and who shall not as such, be sworn or affirmed.

Title: Dissolution of a Force Court

Description: (1) If a Force Court after the commencement of a trial is reduced below the minimum number of officers required by this Act, it shall be dissolved. (2) If, on account of the illness of the concerned Judge Attorney or, as the case may be, Deputy Judge Attorney-General or Additional Judge Attorney-General or of the accused before the finding, it is impossible to continue the trial, the Force Court shall be dissolved. (3) The authority or officer who convened a Force Court may dissolve the same if it appears to him that the exigencies of the service or necessities of discipline render it impossible or inexpedient to continue the said Force Court. (4) Where a Force Court is dissolved under this section, the accused may be tried again.

Title: Powers of a General Force Court

Description: A General Force Court shall have the power to try any person subject to this Act for any offence punishable thereunder and to pass any sentence authorised thereby.

Title: Powers of a Petty Force Court

Description: A Petty Force Court shall have the power to try any person subject to this Act other than an officer or a subordinate officer for any offence made punishable thereunder and to pass any sentence authorised by this Act other than a sentence of death or imprisonment for a term exceeding two years.

Title: Powers of a Summary Force Court

Description: (1) Subject to the provisions of sub-section (2), a Summary Force Court may try any offence punishable under this Act. (2) When there is no grave reason for immediate action and reference can without detriment to discipline be made to the officer empowered to convene a Petty Force Court for the trial of the alleged offender, an officer holding a Summary Force Court shall not try without such reference any offence punishable under any of the sections 16, 19 and 49, or any offender against the officer holding the Court. (3) A Summary Force Court may try any person subject to this Act and under the command of the officer holding the Court, except an officer or a subordinate officer. (4) A Summary Force Court may pass any sentence which may be passed under this Act, except the sentence of death or of imprisonment for a term exceeding the limit specified in sub-section (5). (5) The limit referred to in sub-section (4) shall be,– (a) one year, if the officer holding the Force Court holds the rank not below that of a Commandant; (b) three months, in any other case.

CHAPTER 7 FORCE COURTS