See. 177 IPC. Furnishing false information
‘Whoever, being legally bound to furnish information on any subject to any public servant, as such, furnishes, as true, information on the subject which he knows or has reason to believe to be false, shall be punished with simple imprisonment for a term which may extend to six months.’ or with fine which may extend to one thousand rupees, or with both.
Or, if the information which he is legally bound to give respects the commis- sion of an offence, or is required for the purpose of preventing the cornmis- sion.of an offence, or in order to the apprehension of an offender, with im prisonment of either descriptionfor a term which may extend to two years, or with fine, or with both”.
Sec. 182 IPC: “False information with intent to cause public servant to use his power to the injury of another person.
‘Whoever gives to any public servant any inforrnation which he knows or believes to be false, intending thereby to cause, or knowing it to be likely that he will thereby cause, such public servant
(a) to do or omit anything which such public servant ought not to do or omit if the true state offacts respecting which such infor- mation is given were known by him, or
(b) to use the lawful power of such public servant to the injury or annoyance of any person.
shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to six months, or with fine which may extend to one thousand rupees, or with both.
Sec.211 IPC:False charge of offence made with intent to injure.:
‘Whoever, with intent to cause injury to any person, Institutes or causes to be instituted any criminal proceeding against that person, or falsely charges any person with having committed an offence, knowing that there is no just or lawful ground for such proceeding or charge against thatperson, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to two years, or fine, or with both.
And if such criminal proceeding be instituted on a false charge of an offence punishable with death, imprisonrnent for life or imprisonment for seven years or upwards, shall be punishable with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to seven years, and shall also be liable to fine’.