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Punishment under the Official Secrets Act
One senior official has been arrested for corporate espionage.What is the punishment under the OSA?
By  Angshuman Chaudhary  |  13 Jul 2016  |  Upvotes: 0  | 

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Vishal Kumar Thakur
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Punishments under the Act range from three to fourteen years imprisonment. A person prosecuted under this Act can be charged with the crime even if the action was unintentional and not intended to endanger the security of the state. The Act only empowers persons in positions of authority to handle official secrets, and others who handle it in prohibited areas or outside them are liable for punishment.

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