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1Short title and extent
(1) This Act may be called the National Security Act, 1980. (2) It extends to the whole of India except the State of Jammu and Kashmir....
2Definitions
In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,-(a) "appropriate Government" means, as respects a detention order made by the Central Government or a pers...
3Power to make orders detaining certain persons
(1) The Central Government or the State Government may,-(a) if satisfied with respect to any person that with a view to preventing him from acting in any man...
4Execution of detention orders
A detention order may be executed at any place in India in the manner provided for the execution of warrants of arrest under the Code of Criminal Procedure, ...
5Power to regulate place and conditions of detention
Every person in respect of whom a detention order has been made shall be liable-(a) to be detained in such place and under such conditions, including conditio...
5AGrounds of detention severable
Where a person has been detained in pursuance of an order of detention [whether made before or after the commencement of the National Security (Second Amendm...
6Detention orders not to be invalid or inoperative on certain grounds
No detention order shall be invalid or inoperative merely by reason-(a) that the person to be detained thereunder is outside the limits of the territorial jur...
7Powers in relation to absconding persons
(1) If the Central Government or the State Government or an officer mentioned in sub-section (3) of section 3, as the case may be, has reason to believe that ...
8Grounds of order of detention to be disclosed to persons affected by the order
(1) When a person is detained in pursuance of a detention order, the authority making the order shall, as soon as may be, but ordinarily not later than five d...
9Constitution of Advisory Boards
(1) The Central Government and each State Government shall, whenever necessary, constitute one or more Advisory Boards for the purposes of this Act.(2) Every ...
10Reference to Advisory Boards
Save as otherwise expressly provided in this Act, in every case where a detention order has been made under this Act, the appropriate Government shall, within...
11Procedure of Advisory Boards
(1) The Advisory Board shall, after considering the materials placed before it and, after calling for such further information as it may deem necessary from t...
12Action upon the report of the Advisory Board
(1) In any case where the Advisory Board has reported that there is, in its opinion, sufficient cause for the detention of a person, the appropriate Governmen...
13Maximum period of detention
The maximum period for which any person may be detained in pursuance of any detention order which has been confirmed under section 12 shall be twelve months f...
14Revocation of detention orders
(1) Without prejudice to the provisions of section 21 of the General Clauses Act, 1897, a detention order may, at any time, be revoked or modified,-(a) notwit...
14AApplicable to the State of Punjab and Union Territory of Chandigarh
15Temporary release of persons detained
(1) The appropriate Government may, at any time, direct that any person detained in pursuance of a detention order may be released for any specified period ei...
16Protection of action taken in good faith
No suit or other legal proceeding shall lie against the Central Government or a State Government, and no suit, prosecution or other legal proceeding shall lie...
17Act not to have effect with respect to detentions under State laws
(1) Nothing in this Act shall apply or have any effect with respect to orders of detention, made under any State law, which are in force immediately before th...
18Repeal and saving
(1) The National Security Ordinance, 1980, is hereby repealed.(2) Notwithstanding such repeal, anything done or any action taken under the said Ordinance shal...
Foot Notes
1. Section 5A inserted by the National Security (Second Amendment) Act 1984 (Act No. 60 of 1984) w.e.f  21st June 1984.2. Sub-section (2) substituted by Act N...
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