—(1) Whoever —
seizes or detains any person; and
threatens to cause death or hurt to such person or to continue to detain such person, or by his conduct gives rise to a reasonable apprehension that such person may be put to death or hurt or may continue to be detained, or causes death or hurt to such person,
in order to compel —
the Government, the government of another State or an international intergovernmental organisation to do or abstain from doing any act shall be guilty of an offence, and shall be punished with death or imprisonment for life, and shall, if he is not sentenced to death, also be liable to fine or to caning; or
any other person to do or abstain from doing any act shall be guilty of an offence, and shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to 15 years, and shall also be liable to fine or to caning.