Defence Act, 1954

Restriction on sentence of imprisonment and detention on person already undergoing imprisonment or detention.


(a) a person is convicted by a court-martial of an offence against military law, and

(b) the court-martial proposes to sentence such person to imprisonment or detention, and

(c) such person is at the time of sentence undergoing imprisonment or detention under a former sentence,

any sentence of imprisonment or detention awarded by the court-martial shall not exceed such term as will make up a period of two consecutive years including the term then unexpired of the former sentence.