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Section 4 – Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Act, 2008

The Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Act, 2008

 

Section 4. Substitution of new section for Section 15

 

For Section 15 of the principal Act, the following section shall be substituted, namely:-

 

“15. Terrorist act.-Whoever does any act with intent to threaten or likely to threaten the unity, integrity, security or sovereignty of India or with intent to strike terror or likely to strike terror in the people or any section of the people in India or in any foreign country,-

 

(a) by using bombs, dynamite or other explosive substances or inflammable substances or firearms or other lethal weapons or poisonous or noxious gases or other chemicals or by any other substances (whether biological radioactive, nuclear or otherwise) of a hazardous nature or by any other means of whatever nature or by any other means of whatever nature to cause or likely to cause-

 

(i) death of or injuries to any person or persons; or

 

(ii) loss of or damage to or destruction of property or

 

(iii) disruption of any supplies or services essential to the life of the community in India or in any foreign country; or

 

(iv) damage or destruction of any property in India or in a foreign country used or intended to be used for the defence of India or in connection with any other purposes of the Government of India, any State Government or any of their agencies; or

 

(b) overawes by means of criminal force or the show of criminal force or attempts to do so or causes death of any public functionary or attempts to cause death of any public functionary; or

 

(c) detains, kidnaps or abducts any person and threatens to kill or injure such person or does any other act in order to compel the Government of India, any State Government or the Government of a foreign country or any other person to do or abstain from doing any act, commits a terrorist act.

 

Explanation

 

For the purpose of this section, public functionary means the constitutional authorities and any other functionary notified in the Official Gazette by the Central Government as a public functionary.”

 

 

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