Defence Act, 1954

Time limit for trial of offences.

123.—(1) A person subject to military law shall not in pursuance of this Act be tried or punished for any offence (except mutiny, desertion or fraudulent enlistment) triable by court-martial after the expiration of three years from the date of the commission of the offence.

(2) This section shall not affect the jurisdiction of a civil court in the case of any offence triable by such court as well as by court-martial.