What is the Punishment Under the Official Secrets Act, 1923 for the Offence of Spying in Relation to Any Work of Defense Establishment Or in Relation to Any Secret Official Code? - Legal Reasoning

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What is the punishment under the Official Secrets Act, 1923 for the offence of spying in relation to any work of defense establishment or in relation to any secret official code?

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  • Sentence of Death

  • Imprisonment for 14 years

  • Imprisonment for 10 years

  • Imprisonment for life

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Solution

Imprisonment for 14 years

Explanation:

A person charged of spying under official secrets acts 1923 shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend, where the offense is committed in relation to any work of defense, arsenal, naval, military or air force establishment or station, mine, minefield,  factory, dockyard, camp, ship or aircraft or otherwise in relation to the naval, military or air force affairs of  Government or in relation to any secret official code,  to fourteen years and in other cases to three years.

Concept: Criminal Law
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