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UNLAWFULACTIVITIESPREVENTIONACT,1967(CENTRAL)
Section15Terroristact

2[(1)]1[Whoeverdoesanyactwithintenttothreatenorlikelytothreatentheunity,integrity,

security 3[economicsecurity,]orsovereigntyofIndiaorwithintenttostriketerrororlikelyto
striketerrorinthepeopleoranysectionofthepeopleinIndiaorinanyforeigncountry,
(a)byusingbombs,dynamiteorotherexplosivesubstancesorinflammablesubstances
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
hazardousnatureorbyanyothermeansofwhatevernaturetocauseorlikelytocause

(i)deathof,orinjuriesto,anypersonorpersonsor
(ii)lossof,ordamageto,ordestructionof,propertyor
(iii)disruptionofanysuppliesorservicesessentialtothelifeofthecommunity
inIndiaorinanyforeigncountryor
3[(iiia)

damage to, the monetary stability of India by way of production or


smugglingorcirculationofhighqualitycounterfeitIndianpapercurrency,coinor
ofanyothermaterialor]
(iv)damageordestructionofanypropertyinIndiaorinaforeigncountryused
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
agenciesor
(b) overawes by means of criminal force or the show of criminal force or attempts to
dosoorcausesdeathofanypublicfunctionaryorattemptstocausedeathofanypublic
functionaryor
(c)detains,kidnapsorabductsanypersonandthreatenstokillorinjuresuchpersonor
doesanyotheractinordertocompeltheGovernmentofIndia,anyStateGovernment
or the Government of a foreign country or 4[an international or intergovernmental
organisationoranyotherpersontodoorabstainfromdoinganyactor]
commitsaterroristact.
5[ExplanationForthepurposeofthissubsection,

(a) "public functionary" means the constitutional authorities or any other


functionary notified in the Official Gazette by the Central Government as public
functionary
(b) "high quality counterfeit Indian currency" means the counterfeit currency as
may be declared after examination by an authorised or notified forensic
authority that such currency imitates or compromises with the key security
featuresasspecifiedintheThirdSchedule.]
3[(2)Theterroristactincludesanactwhichconstitutesanoffencewithinthescopeofandas
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definedinanyofthetreatiesspecifiedintheSecondSchedule.]

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1.SubstitutedbytheUnlawfulActivities(Prevention)AmendmentAct,2008,For:
"Whoever,withintenttothreatentheunity,integrity,securityorsovereigntyofIndiaortostriketerrorinthe
peopleoranysectionofthepeopleinIndiaorinanyforeigncountry,doesanyactbyusingbombs,dynamite
or other explosive substances or inflammable substances or firearms or other lethal weapons or poisons or
noxiousgasesorotherchemicalsorbyanyothersubstances(whetherbiologicalorotherwise)ofahazardous
nature,insuchamannerastocause,orlikelytocause,deathof,orinjuriestoanypersonorpersonsorloss
of, or damage to, or destruction of, property or disruption of any supplies or services essential to the life of
the community in India or in any foreign country or causes damage or destruction of any property or
equipment used or intended to be used for the defence of India or in connection with any other purposes of
theGovernmentofIndia,anyStateGovernmentoranyoftheiragencies,ordetainsanypersonandthreatens
to kill or injure such person in order to compel the Government in India or the Government of a foreign
countryoranyotherpersontodoorabstainfromdoinganyact,commitsaterroristact."
2.RenumberedbytheUnlawfulActivities(Prevention)AmendmentAct,2012(ActNo.3of2013)w.e.f.01.02.2013.
3.InsertedbytheUnlawfulActivities(Prevention)AmendmentAct,2012(ActNo.3of2013)w.e.f.01.02.2013.
4. Substituted by the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Act, 2012 (Act No. 3 of 2013) w.e.f. 01.02.2013 for the
following:
"anyotherpersontodoorabstainfromdoinganyact,"
5. Substituted by the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Act, 2012 (Act No. 3 of 2013) w.e.f. 01.02.2013 for the
following:
"Explanation. For the purpose of this section, public functionary means the constitutional authorities and any other
functionarynotifiedintheOfficialGazettebytheCentralGovernmentasapublicfunctionary.]"

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