Section 24 of AFT Act 2007 - Term of sentence and its effect on appeal
What is Term of sentence and its effect on appeal? Section
24 of Armed Forces Tribunal Act 2007
Section 24 : Term of sentence and its effect on appeal
(1) The term of any sentence passed by the Tribunal under clause (a) of
subsection (6).of section 15 of this Act shall, unless the Tribunal otherwise
directs, be reckoned to commence on the day on which it would have commenced
under the Army Act, 1950, (46 of 1950) the Navy Act, 1957 (62 of 1957) or the
Air Force Act, 1950 (45 of 1950) as the case may be, under which the court
martial against which the appeal was filed, had. been held.
(2) Subject to the provisions of sub-section (3), any sentence passed on an
appeal from the Tribunal to the Supreme Court in substitution for another
sentence shall, unless the Supreme Court otherwise directs, be reckoned to
commence on the day on which the original sentence would have commenced.
(3) Where a person who is undergoing sentence is granted stay of the
operation of the said sentence, either by suspension or otherwise, pending an
appeal, the period during which he is so released due to the sentence having
been so stayed, shall be excluded in computing the term for which he is so
sentenced by the Tribunal or the Supreme Court, as the case may be.