CHAPTER I - PRELIMINARY 1.Short title, extent, application and commencement.- 1 This Act may be called the AntiHijacking Act, 1982. 2 It extends to the whole of India and, save as otherwise provided in this Act, it applies also to any offence thereunder committed outside India by any person. 3 It shall come into force on such date 15 -1- 1982 vide Notification No.S.O.798 E , dated 1211-1982 , Gazette of India , extraordinary ,Pt.II, Sec.3 ii as the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint. 2.Definitions.- In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,- a "aircraft means any aircraft, whether or not registered in India, other than a military aircraft or an aircraft used in customs or police service b "aircraft registered in India" means an aircraft which is for the time being registered in India c "Convention country" means a country in which the Hague Convention is for the time being in force d "Hague Convention" means the Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Seizure of Aircraft signed at The Hague on the 16th day of December, 1970 e "military aircraft" means an aircraft of the naval, military, airforce or any other armed forces of any country and includes every aircraft commanded for the time being by a person in any such force detailed for the purpose.
CHAPTER II - HIJACKING AND CONNECTED OFFENCES 3.Hijacking.- 1 Whoever on board an aircraft in flight, unlawful, by force or threat of force or by any other form of intimidation, seizes or exercises control of that aircraft, commits the offence of hijacking of such aircraft. 2 Whoever attempts to commit any of the acts referred to in sub-section 1 in relation to any aircraft, or abets the commission of any such act, shall also be deemed to have committed the offence of hijacking of such aircraft.
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