Whoever, except as hereinafter expected, knowing or having reason to believe that an officer, soldier, 1[sailor or airman], in the Army, 2[Navy or air force] of the 3[Government of India], has deserted, harbours such officer, soldier, 3[sailor airman], shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to two years, or with fine, or with both.
This provision does not extend to the case in which the harbour is given by a wife to her husband.
CLASSIFICATION OF OFFENCE
Punishment—Imprisonment for 2 years, or fine, or both—Cognizable—Bailable—Triable by any Magistrate—Non-compoundable.
1. Subs. by Act 10 of 1927, sec. 2 and Sch. I, for “or sailor”.
2. Subs. by Act 10 of 1927, sec. 2 and Sch. I, for “or Navy”.
3. Subs. by the A.O. 1950, for “Queen”.