Provision

(1) Subject to the provisions of sub-section (2) and sub-section (3), any reference to "transportation for life" in any other law for the time being in force or in any instrument or order having effect by virtue of any such law or of any enactment repealed shall be construed as a reference to "imprisonment for life".

(2) In every case in which a sentence of transportation for a term has been passed before the commencement of the Code of Criminal Procedure (Amendment) Act, [1955], (26 of 1955), the offender shall be dealt with in the same manner as if sentenced to rigorous imprisonment for the same term.

(3) Any reference to transportation for a term or to transportation for any shorter term (by whatever name called) in any other law for the time being in force shall be deemed to have been omitted.

(4) Any reference to "transportation" in any other law for the time being in force shall,-

(a) if the expression means transportation for life, be construed as a reference to imprisonment for life;

(b) if the expression means transportation for any shorter term, be deemed to have been omitted.

 


Simply put

(1) Subject to sub section (2) and sub section  (3) ,‘Transportation for life’ in any law for time being under consideration or any instrument or order having effect if by virtue of any law or enactment is repealed then it  will be interpreted as ‘life imprisonment’.

 (2)  Whenever a sentence of transportation for a term has been passed before beginning of the Code of Criminal Procedure (Amendment) Act, [1955], (26 of 1955, then the offender shall be dealt with in the same manner as if sentenced to rigorous imprisonment for the same term.

(3) Any reference to short term transportation for the time being in consideration is deemed to have been omitted.

(4) Any reference to "transportation for life" in any other law would be interpreted as imprisonment for life and any reference to shorter term will be considered to have been removed.



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