27. Punishment for accomplices:

27. Punishment for accomplices:

27. Punishment for accomplices:

In case any person who knowingly helps any person in committing any offense punishable under this Act, such accomplice shall be punished with half the punishment to be given to the principal offender. Provided that a person who helps in committing any offense related to rhinoceros, tiger, musk deer or elephant shall be punished with the penalty equivalent to the one awarded to the principal offender.