Defence Act, 1954

Obstruction of civil power.

148.—Every person subject to military law—

(a) who neglects or refuses to deliver over an officer or man to the civil power, pursuant to a warrant in that behalf, or

(b) who neglects or refuses to assist in the lawful apprehension of an officer or man accused of an offence punishable by a civil court,

is guilty of an offence against military law and shall, on conviction by court-martial, be liable to suffer imprisonment or any less punishment awardable by a court-martial.