The Army Act,1950
Section 59. Offences relating to courts- martial
Any person subject to this Act who commits any of the following offences, that is to say,-
(a) being duly summoned or ordered to attend as a witness before a court martial, wilfully or without reasonable excuse, makes default in attending; or
(b) refuses to take an oath or make an affirmation legally required by a court- martial to be taken or made; or
(c) refuses to produce or deliver any document in his power or control legally required by a court- martial to be produced or delivered by him; or
(d) refuses when a witness to answer any question which he is by law bound to answer; or
(e) is guilty of contempt of court- martial by using insulting or threatening language, or by causing any interruption or disturbance in the proceedings of such court; shall, on conviction by court- martial, be liable to suffer imprison- ment for a term which may extend to three years or such less punishment as is in this Act mentioned.