Air Force Act,1950
40. Striking or threatening superior officer.
Any person subject to this Act who commits any of the following offences, that is to say, –
(a) Uses criminal force to, or assaults his superior officer; or
(b) Uses threatening language to such officer; or
(c) Uses insubordinate language to such officer;
Shall, on conviction by court-martial,
If such officer is at the time in the execution of his office or, if the offence is committed on active service, be liable to suffer imprisonment for a term which may extend to fourteen years or such less punishment as is in this Act mentioned; and
In other cases, be liable to suffer imprisonment for a term which may extend to ten years or such less punishment as is in this Act mentioned:
Provided that in the case of an offence specified in cause (c), the imprisonment shall not exceed five years.