First schedule – The Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 (CrPc)

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First Schedule – The Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 (CrPc)

The Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 (CrPc)

THE FIRST SCHEDULE

CLASSIFICATION OF OFFENCES

Explanation Note. – (1) In regard to offences under the Indian Penal Code, the entries in the second and third columns against a section the Number of which is given in the first column are not intended as the definition of, and the punishment prescribed for the offence in the Indian Penal Code, but merely as indication of the substance of’ the section.

(2) In this Schedule. (i) the expression “Magistrate of the first class” and “Any Magistrate” include Metropolitan Magistrates but not Executive Magistrate: (ii) the word “cognizable” stands for “a police officer may arrest without warrant”, and (iii) the word “non-cognizable” stands for “ a police officer shall not arrest without warrant”.

SecOffence Punishment Cognizable or Non- CognizableBailable or Non BailableBy what Court triable.

1 2 3 4 5 6
109 Abetment of any offence, if the act abetted is committed in consequence, and where no express provision is made for its punishment. Same as for offence abetted. According as offence abetted is cognizable or non-cognizable. According as offence abetted is bailable or non-bailable. Court by which offence abetted is triable.
110 Abetment of any, offence, if the person abetted does the act with a different intention from that of the abettor. Same as for offence abetted. According as offence abetted is cognizable or non-cognizable According as offence abetted is bailable or non-bailable Court by which offence abetted is triable.
111 Abetment of any offence, when one act is abetted and a different act is done; subject to the proviso. Same for offence intended to be abetted. According as offence abetted is cognizable or non-cognizable According as offence abetted is bailable or non-bailable Court by which offence abetted is triable.
113 Abetment of any, offence, when an effect is caused by the act abetted different from that intended by the abettor. Same as for offence committed. According as offence abetted is cognizable or non-cognizable According as offence abetted is bailable or non-bailable Court by which offence abetted is triable.
114 Abetment of’ any offence if abettor is present when offence is committed. Same as for offence committed. According as offence abetted is cognizable or non-cognizable According as offence abetted is bailable or non bailable. Court by which offence is triable.
115 Abetment of an offence, punishable with death or imprisonment for life, if the offence be not committed in Consequence of the abetment Imprisonment for 7 Years and fine. According as offence abetted is cognizable or non-cognizable Non-bailable. Court by which offence is triable.
If an act, which causes harm to be done in consequence of the abetment. Imprisonment for 14 Years and fine. According as offence abetted is cognizable or non-cognizable Non-bailable. Court by which offence is triable.
116 Abetment of an offence, punishable with Imprisonment, if the offence be not committed in consequence of the abetment. Imprisonment extending to a quarter part of the longest term provided for the offence, or fine, or both. According as offence abetted is cognizable or non-cognizable According as offence abetted is bailable or non-bailable. Court by which offence is triable.
117 Abetting the commission of an offence by the public or by more than ten persons. Imprisonment for 3 Years or fine, or both According as offence abetted is cognizable or non-cognizable According as offence abetted is bailable or non-bailable. Court by which offence is triable.
118 Concealing a design to commit an offence punishable with death or imprisonment for life, if the offence be committed. Imprisonment for 7 Years and fine. According as offence abetted is cognizable or non-cognizable Non-Bailable. Court by which offence is triable.
If the offence be not committed Imprisonment for 3 Years and fine According as offence abetted is cognizable or non-cognizable Bailable Court by which offence is triable.
119 A public servant concealing a design to commit an offence which it is his duty to prevent if the offence be committed Imprisonment extending to half of the longest term provided for the offence, or fine, or both. According as offence abetted is Cognizable or Non-Cognizable According as Court offence abetted is bailable or Non-bailable Court by which offence abetted is triable
If the offence be punishable with death or imprisonment for life. Imprisonment for 10 years According as offence abetted is Cognizable or Non-Cognizable Non-bailable Court by which offence abetted is triable
If the offence be not committed. Imprisonment extending to a quarter part of the longest term provided for the offence, or fine, or both. According as offence abetted is Cognizable or Non-Cognizable Bailable Court by which offence abetted is triable
120 Concealing a design to commit an offence punishable with imprisonment, if offence be committed. Imprisonment extending to a quarter part of the longest term provided for the offence, or fine, or both. According as offence abetted is Cognizable or Non-Cognizable According as offence abetted is bailable or Non- bailable. Court by which offence abetted is triable
If the offence be not committed. Imprisonment extending to one-eighth part of the longest term provided for the offence, or fine, or both. According as offence abetted is Cognizable or Non-Cognizable Bailable Court by which offence abetted is triable
Section Offence Punishment Cognizable or Non- Cognizable Bailable or Non Bailable By what Court
1 2 3 4 5 6
120B. Criminal conspiracy to commit an offence punishable with imprisonment for life or rigorous imprisonment for a term of 2 years or upward. Same as for abetment of the offence, which is the object of the conspiracy. According as offence which is the object of conspiracy is cognizable or non-cognizable. According as offence is object of conspiracy is bailable or non-bailable. Court by which abetment of the offence which is the object of conspiracy is triable.
Any other criminal conspiracy. Imprisonment for 6 months or fine, or both. Non-Cognizable Bailable Magistrate of the first class.
Section Offence Punishment Cognizable or Non- Cognizable Bailable or Non Bailable By what Court triable.
1 2 3 4 5 6
121 Waging or attempting to wage War, or abetting the Waging of war, against the Government of India. Death, or imprisonment for life and fine. Cognizable Non-bailable Court of Sessions.
121A Conspiring to commit certain offences against the State. Imprisonment for life or imprisonment for 10 years and fine. Cognizable Non-bailable Court of Sessions.
122 Collecting arms, etc, with the intention of waging war against the Government of India. Imprisonment for life or imprisonment for 10 years and fine. Cognizable Non-bailable Court of Sessions.
123 Concealing with intent to facilitate design to wage war. Imprisonment for 10 years and fine. Cognizable Non-bailable Court of Sessions.
124 Assaulting President Governor, etc., with intent to compel or restrain the exercise of any lawful power. Imprisonment for 7 years and fine. Cognizable Non-bailable Court of Sessions.
124A Sedition. Imprisonment for life and fine, or imprisonment for 3 years and fine, or fine. Cognizable Non-bailable Court of Sessions.
125 Waging war against any Asiatic power in alliance or at peace with the Government of India, or abetting the waging of such war. Imprisonment for life and fine, or imprisonment for 7 years and fine, or fine. Cognizable Non-bailable Court of Sessions.
126 Committing depredation on the territories of any, power in alliance or at peace with the Government of India. Imprisonment for 7 years and fine, and forfeiture of certain property. Cognizable Non-bailable Court of Session
127 Receiving property, taken by war or depredation mentioned in sections 125 and 126. Imprisonment for 7 years and fine, and forfeiture of certain property. Cognizable Non-bailable Court of Session
128 Public servant voluntarily allowing prisoner of State or war in his custody to escape. Imprisonment for life or imprisonment for 10 years and fine. Cognizable Non-bailable Court of Session
129 Public servant negligently suffering prisoner of State or war in his custody to escape. Simple imprisonment for 3 years and fine. Cognizable Non-bailable Magistrate of the first class.
130 Aiding escape of rescuing or harboring, such prisoner, or offering any resistance to the recapture of such prisoner. Imprisonment for life, or imprisonment for 10 years and fine. Cognizable Non-bailable Court of session
Section Offence Punishment Cognizable or Non- Cognizable Bailable or Non Bailable By what Court triable.
1 2 3 4 5 6
131 Abetting mutiny or attempting to seduce an officer soldier sailor or airman from his allegiance or duty. Imprisonment for life or imprisonment for 10 years and fine. Cognizable Non-bailable Court of session
132 Abetment of mutiny, if mutiny is committed in consequence thereof. Death, or imprisonment for life, or imprisonment for 10 years and fine. Cognizable Non-bailable Court of session
133 Abetment of an assault by an officer, soldier sailor or airman on his superior officer when in the execution of his office. Imprisonment for 3 years and fine. Cognizable Non-bailable Magistrate of the first class
134 Abetment of such assault, if the assault is committed Imprisonment for 7 year and fine. Cognizable Non-Bailable Magistrate of the first class
135 Abetment of the desertion of an officer , soldier, sailor or airman. Imprisonment for two year, or fine, or both. Cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate.
136 Harbouring such an officer, soldier, sailor or airman who has deserted. Imprisonment for two year, or fine, or both. Cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate.
137 Deserter concealed on board merchant vessel, through negligence of master or person in charge thereof. Fine of 500 rupees Non-cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate.
138 Abetment of act of insubordination by an officer, soldier, sailor or airman if the offence be committed in consequence. Imprisonment for 6 months, or fine or both. Cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate.
140 Wearing the dress or carrying any token used by a soldier, sailor or airman with intend that it may be believed that he is such a soldier, sailor or airman. Imprisonment for 3 months or fine of 500 rupees, or both Cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate.

CHAPTER VIII -OFFENCES AGAINST THE PUBLIC TRANQUILLITY

Section Offence Punishment Cognizable or Non- Cognizable Bailable or Non Bailable By what Court triable.
1 2 3 4 5 6
143 Being member of an unlawful assembly. Imprisonment for 6 months of fine, or both Cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate
144 Joining an un lawful assembly armed with any deadly weapon. Imprisonment for 2 year, or fine or both Cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate
145 Joining or continuing in an unlawful assembly, knowing that it has been commanded to disperse. Imprisonment for 2 year, or fine or both Cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate
147 Rioting. Imprisonment for 2 years, or fine, or both. Cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate.
148 Rioting armed with deadly weapon. Imprisonment for 3 years, or fine, or both. Cognizable Bailable Magistrate of the first class.
149 If an offence be committed by any member of an unlawful Assembly, every other member of such assembly shall be guilty of the offence. The same as for the offence. According as offence is cognizable or non-cognizable. According as offence is bailable or non- bailable The Court by which the offence is triable.
150 Hiring engaging or employing persons to take part in an un-lawful assembly. The same as for a member of such assembly and for any offence committed by any member of such assembly. Cognizable According as offence is bailable or non- bailable The Court by which the offence is triable.
151 Knowingly joining or continuing in any assembly of five or more persons after it has been commanded to disperse. Imprisonment for 6 months or fine or both. Cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate
152 Assaulting or obstructing public servant when suppressing riot, etc. Imprisonment for 3 years, or fine, or both. Cognizable Bailable Magistrate of the first class.
153 Wantonly giving provocation with intent to cause riot, if rioting be committed. Imprisonment for 1 year, or fine, or both. Cognizable Bailable Magistrate of the first class.
If not committed. Imprisonment for 6 months, or fine, or both. Cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate.
153A. Promoting enmity between classes. Imprisonment for 3 year, or fine, or both. Cognizable. Non-Cognizable. Magistrate of the first class.
Promoting enmity between classes in place of worship, etc. Imprisonment for 5 years, and fine. Cognizable. Non-Cognizable. Magistrate of the first class.
1[153-AA Knowingly carrying arms in any procession or organising or holding or taking part in any mass drill or mass training with arms. Imprisonment for 6 months and fine of 2,000 rupees Cognizable Non-bailable Any Magistrate]
153B. Imputations, assertions prejudicial to national integration. Imprisonment for 3 year, or fine, or both. Cognizable. Non-bailable 2[Magistrate of the first class.]
If committed in a place of public worship, etc. Imprisonment for 5 years, and fine. Cognizable. Non-bailable Magistrate of the first class.
154 Owner or occupier of land non giving information of riot, etc. Fine of 1,000 rupees. Non-cognizable. Bailable. Any Magistrate.
155 Person for whose benefit or on whose behalf or riot takes place not using all lawful means to prevent it. Fine. Non-cognizable. Bailable. Any Magistrate
156 Agent of owner or occupier for whose benefit a riot is committed not using all lawful means to prevent it. Fine of 1,000 rupees. Non-cognizable. Bailable. Any Magistrate
157 Harbouring persons hired for an unlawful assembly. Imprisonment for 6 months, or fine, or both. Cognizable. Bailable. Any Magistrate
158 Being hired to take a part in an unlawful assembly. or riot. Imprisonment for 6 months, or fine, or both. Cognizable. Bailable. Any Magistrate
Or to go armed. Imprisonment for 2 years or fine, or both. Cognizable. Bailable. Any Magistrate
160 Committing affray. Imprisonment for one month, or fine of 100 rupees, or both. Cognizable. Bailable. Any Magistrate

 

1. Inserted by Code of Criminal Procedure (Amendment) Act, 2005, sec. 42(a).

2. Substituted by Code of Criminal Procedure (Amendment) Act, 2005, sec. 42(b), for “Ditto”

CHAPTER IX- OFFENCES BY OR RELATING TO PUBLIC SERVANTS

*161 Being or expecting to be a Public servant, and taking a gratification other than legal remuneration in respect of an official act. Imprisonment for 3 year or fine, or both. Cognizable Non-cognizable Magistrate of the first class.
*162 Taking gratification in order by corrupt or illegal means to influence a public servant. Imprisonment for 3 years, of fine or both. Cognizable Non-cognizable Magistrate of the first class.
*163 Taking a gratification for the exercise of personal influence with a public servant. Simple imprisonment for 1 year, or fine or both. Cognizable Non-cognizable Magistrate of the first class.
*164 Abetment by public servant of the offences defined in the last two preceding clauses with reference to himself. Imprisonment for 3 years, or fine or both. Cognizable Non-cognizable Magistrate of the first class.
*165 Public servant obtaining any valuable thing, without consideration, from a person concerned in any proceeding of business transacted by such public servant. Imprisonment for 3 years, or fine or both. Cognizable Non-cognizable Magistrate of the first class.
*165A Punishment for abetment of offences punishable under section 161 or section 165. Imprisonment for 3 years, or fine or both. Cognizable Non-cognizable Magistrate of the first class.
166 Public servant disobeying a direction of the law with intent to cause injury to any person. Simple imprisonment for 1year or fine, or both. Non-cognizable. Bailable Magistrate of the first class.
167 Public servant framing an in- correct document with intent to cause injury. Imprisonment for 3 years, or fine or both. Cognizable Bailable Magistrate of the first class.
168 Public servant unlawfully engaging in trade. Simple imprisonment for 1 year, or fine or both. Non-cognizable Bailable Magistrate of the first class.
169 Public servant unlawfully buying or bidding for property. Simple imprisonment for 2 years, or fine or both and confiscation or property if purchased. Non-cognizable Bailable Magistrate of the first class.
170 Personating a Public servant. Imprisonment for 2 years, or fine, or both. Cognizable Non-cognizable Any Magistrate
171 Wearing grab or carrying token used by public servant with fraudulent intent. Imprisonment for 3 months, or fine of 200 rupees, or both. Cognizable Non-cognizable Any Magistrate

*. Sections 161 to 165 of The Indian Penal Code (45 of 1860) repealed by Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 (49 of 1988), sec. 31 (w.e.f. 9-9-1988).

CHAPTER IXA- OFFENCES RELATING TO ELECTIONS

Section Offence Punishment Cognizable or Non- Cognizable Bailable or Non Bailable By what Court triable.
1 2 3 4 5 6
171E. Bribery. Imprisonment for one year, or fine, or both, or if treating only, fine only. Non-cognizable Bailable Magistrate of any class.
171F. Undue influence at an election. Imprisonment for one year, or fine, or both. Non-cognizable Bailable Magistrate of any class.
Presonation at an election. Imprisonment for one year, or fine, or both. Cognizable Bailable Magistrate of any class.
171G. False statement in connection with an election. Fine Non-cognizable Bailable Magistrate of any class.
171H. Illegal payments in connection with election. Fine of 500 rupees. Non-cognizable Bailable Magistrate of any class.
171-I. Failure to keep election accounts. Fine of 500 rupees. Non-cognizable Bailable Magistrate of any class.

CHAPTER X- CONTEMPTS OF THE LAWFUL AUTHORITY OF PUBLIC SERVANTS

Section Offence Punishment Cognizable or non-cognizable Bailable or non-bailable By what court triable
172 Absconding to avoid service of summons or other proceeding from a public servant. Simple imprisonment for one month or fine of 500 rupees, or both. Non-cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate.
If summons or notice require attendance in person. etc, in a court of justice Simple imprisonment for 6 months or fine of 1000 rupees or both. Non-cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate.
173 Preventing the service or the affixing of any Summons of notice or the removal of it when it has been affixed or preventing a proclamation. Simple imprisonment for 1 month or fine of 500 rupees or both. Non-cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate.
If summons etc., require attendance in person. etc., in a court of Justice. Simple imprisonment for 6 month or fine of 1000 rupees, or both Non-cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate.
174 Not obeying a legal order to attend at a certain place in person or by agent, or departing therefrom without authority. Simple imprisonment for 1 month or fine of 500 rupees or both Non-cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate.
If the order requires personal Attendance, etc. in court of justice. Simple imprisonment for 6 months or fine of 1,000 rupees or both. Non-cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate.
1[174-A Failure to appear at specified place and specified time as required by a proclamation published under sub-section(1) of section 82 of this Code. Imprisonment for 3 years or with fine or with both Cognizable Non-bailable Magistrate of the first class.
In a case where declaration has been made under sub-section (4) of section 82 of this Code pronouncing a person as proclaimed offender Imprisonment for 7 years and fine Ditto Ditto Ditto]
175 Intentionally omitting to produce a document to a public servant by a person legally bound to produce or deliver such document. Simple imprisonment for one month or fine of 500 rupees or both 2[Non-cognizable] 3[Bailable ] The court in which the offence is committed, subject to the provisions of Chapter XXVI; or, if not committed in a court, any Magistrate.
If the document is required to produced in or delivered to a court of justice. Simple imprisonment for one month, or fine of 1,000 rupees or both. Non-cognizable Bailable The court in which the offence is committed subject to the provision of Chapter XXVI; or, if not committed in a court, any magistrate.
176 Intentionally emitting to give notice or information to a public servant by a person legally bound to give such notice or information. Simple imprisonment for 1 month, or fine of 500 rupees or both. Non-cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate.
If the notice or information required respects the commission of an offence, etc. Simple imprisonment for 6 months or fine of 1,000 rupees or both. Non-cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate.
If the notice or information is required by an order passed under sub-section (1) of section 356 of this code. Imprisonment for 6 months or fine of 1,000 rupees or both. Non-cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate.
177 Knowingly furnishing false information to a public servant. Imprisonment for 6 months, or fine, of 1,000 rupees or both. Non-cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate.
If the information required respects the commission of an offence. Etc. Imprisonment for 2 years, or fine or both. Non-cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate.
178 Refusing oath when duly re-quire to take oath by public servant. Simple imprisonment for 6 months or fine of 1,000 rupees, or both. Non-cognizable Bailable The court in which the offence is committed, subject to provisions Chapter XXVI; or if not committed in a court, any Magistrate.
179 Being legally bound to state truth and refusing to answer questions. Simple imprisonment for 6 months or fine of 1,000 rupees or both. Non-cognizable. Bailable The court in which the offence is committed subject to the provision of chapter XXVI; or it not committed in a court any Magistrate.
180 Refusing to sign statement made to a public servant when legally required to do so. Simple imprisonment for 3 months or fine of 500 rupees or both. Non-cognizable. Bailable The court in which the offence is committed subject to the provision of chapter XXVI; or it not committed in a court any Magistrate.
181 Knowingly stating to a public servant when legally on oath as true that which is false. Imprisonment for 3 years and fine. Non-cognizable. Bailable Magistrate of any class.
182 Giving false information to a public servant in order to cause him to use his lawful power to the injury of annoyance of any person. Imprisonment for 6 months or fine of 1,000 rupees or both. Non-cognizable. Bailable Any Magistrate.
183 Resistance to the taking of property by the lawful authority of a public servant. Imprisonment for 6 months or fine of 1,000 rupees or both. Non-cognizable. Bailable Any Magistrate.
184 Obstructing sale of property offered for sale by authority of a public servant both Imprisonment for 1 month or fine of 500 rupees, or both. Non-cognizable. Bailable Any Magistrate.
185 Bidding by a person under a legal in capacity to purchase it for property at a lawfully authority sale or bidding without intending to perform the obligations incurred thereby. Imprisonment for 1 month or fine of 200 rupees, or both. Non-cognizable. Bailable Any Magistrate.
186 Obstructing public servant in discharge of his public functions. Imprisonment for 3 months or fine of 500 rupees, or both. Non-cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate.
STATE AMENDMENT
Andhra Pradesh
Offence under 186 is cognizable. (Vide A.P.G.O. Ms No. 782, dated 5th December, 1991].
187 Omission to assist public servant when bound by law to give such assistance. Simple imprisonment for 1 month or fine of 200 rupees, or both. Non-cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate.
Willfully neglecting to aid a public servant who demands aid in the execution of progress, the prevention of offences etc., Simple imprisonment for 6 months or fine of 500 rupees, or both. Non-cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate.
188 Disobedience to an order lawfully promulgated by a public servant, if such disobedience causes obstruction annoyance or injury to persons lawfully employed. Simple imprisonment for 1 month or fine of 200 rupees, or both. Cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate.
If such disobedience causes danger to human life, health or safety, etc. Imprisonment for 6 months or fine of 1,000 rupees, or both. Cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate.
189 Threatening a public servant with injury to him or one in whom he is interested, to induced him to do or forbear to do any official act. Imprisonment for 2 years or fine, or both. Non-cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate.
STATE AMENDMENT
Andhra Pradesh
Offence under section 189 is cognizable. [Vide A.P.G.O. Ms No.732, dated 5th December, 1991].
190 Threatening any person to induce him to refrain from making a legal application for protection from injury. Imprisonment for 1 year or fine, or both. Non-cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate.
STATE AMENDMENT
Andhra Pradesh
Offence under section 190 is cognizable. [Vide A.P.G.O. Ms No.732, dated 5th December, 1991].

1. Inserted by Code of Criminal Procedure (Amendment) Act, 2005, sec. 342(c).

2. Substituted by Code of Criminal Procedure (Amendment) Act, 2005, sec. 342(d) (i), for “Ditto”

3. Substituted by Code of Criminal Procedure (Amendment) Act, 2005, sec. 342(d) (ii) for “Ditto”

CHAPTER XI- FALSE EVIDENCE AND OFFENCES AGAINST PUBLIC JUSTICE

Section Offence Punishment Cognizable or Non- Cognizable Bailable or Non Bailable By what Court triable.
1 2 3 4 5 6
193 Giving or fabricating false evidence in a judicial proceeding. Imprisonment for 7 years and fine. Non-Cognizable Bailable Magistrate of the first class.
Giving or fabricating false evidence in any other case. Imprisonment for 3 years and fine. Non-Cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate
194 Giving or fabricating false evidence with intend to cause any person to be convicted of a capital offence. Imprisonment for life, or rigorous imprisonment for 10 years and fine. Non-Cognizable Non-Bailable Court of sessions.
If innocent person be thereby convicted and executed. Death, or as above. Non-Cognizable Non-Bailable Court of sessions.
195 Giving or fabricating false evidence with intent to procure conviction of an offence punishable with imprisonment for life or with imprisonment for 7 years or upwards. The same is for the offence. Non-Cognizable Non-Bailable Court of sessions.
196 Using in a judicial proceeding evidence known to be false or fabricated. The same as for giving or fabricating false evidence. Non-Cognizable According as offence of giving such evidence is bailable or non- bailable. Court by which offence of giving or fabricating false evidence is triable.
197 Knowingly issuing or signing a false certificate relating to any fact of which such certificate is by law admissible in evidence. The same as for giving or fabricating false evidence. Non-Cognizable Bailable Court by which offence of giving evidence is triable.
198 Using as a true certificate one known to be false in a material point. The same as for giving or fabricating false evidence. Non-Cognizable Bailable Court by which offence of giving evidence is triable.
199 False statement made in any declaration, which is by law receivable as evidence. The same as for giving or fabricating false evidence. Non-Cognizable Bailable Court by which offence of giving evidence is triable.
200 Using as true any such declaration known to be false. The same as for giving or fabricating false evidence. Non-cognizable. Bailable Court by which offence of giving false evidence is triable.
201 Causing disappearance of evidence of an offence committed, or giving false information touching it to screen the offender if a capital offence. Imprisonment for 7 years and fine. According as the offence in relation to which is appearance of evidence is caused is cognizable or non-cognizable. Bailable Court of Sessions.
If punishable with imprisonment for life or imprisonment for 10 years. Imprisonment for 3 years and fine. Non-cognizable Bailable Magistrate of the first class.
If punishable with less than 10 years imprisonment. Imprisonment for a quarter of the longest term provided for the offence, or fine, or both. Non-cognizable Bailable Court by which the offence is triable.
202 International omission to give inaction of an offence by a person legally bound to inform. Imprisonment for 6 months, or fine, or both. Non-cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate.
203 Giving false information respecting an offence committed. Imprisonment for 2 years, or fine, or both. Non-cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate.
204 Secreting or destroying any, document to prevent its production as evidence. Ditto Non-cognizable Bailable Magistrate of the first class.
205 False personation for the purpose of any act or proceeding in a suit or criminal prosecution, or for becoming bail. Imprisonment for 3 years, or fine, or both. Non-cognizable Bailable Magistrate of the first class.
206 Fraudulent removal or concealment, etc., of property to prevent its size as a forfeiture, or in satisfaction of a fine under sentence, or in execution of a decree. Imprisonment for 2 years, or fine, or both. Non-cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate.
207 Claiming property without right or practicing deception touching any right to it, to prevent its being taken as a forfeiture or in satisfaction of a fine under sentence or in execution of a decree. Imprisonment for 2 years, or fine, or both. Non-Cognizable. Bailable Any Magistrate.
208 Fraudulently suffering a decree to pass for a sum not due, or suffering decree to be executed after it has been satisfied. Imprisonment for 2 years, or fine, or both. Non-Cognizable. Bailable Magistrate the of any class.
209 False claim in a court of Justice. Imprisonment for 2 years, and fine or both. Non-Cognizable. Bailable Magistrate the of any class.
210 Fraudulently obtaining a decree for a sum not due, or causing a decree to be executed after it has been satisfied. Imprisonment for 2 years, and fine or both. Non-Cognizable. Bailable Magistrate the of any class.
211 False charge of offence made with intent to injure. Imprisonment for 2 years, and fine or both. Non-Cognizable. Bailable Magistrate the of any class.
If offence charged be punishable with imprisonment for 7 years or upward. Imprisonment for 7 years, and fine. Non-Cognizable. Bailable Magistrate the of any class.
If offence charged be capital or punishable with imprisonment for life. Imprisonment for 7 years, and fine. Non-Cognizable. Bailable Court of Sessions.
212 Harbouring an offender, if the offence be capital. The Imprisonment for 5 years and fine. Cognizable Bailable Magistrate of the first class.
If punishable with imprisonment for life or with imprisonment for 10 years. Imprisonment for 3 years and fine. Cognizable Bailable Magistrate of the first class.
If punishable with imprisonment for 1 year and not for 10 years. Imprisonment for a quarter of the longest term, and of the description, provided for the offence, or fine or both. Cognizable Bailable Magistrate of the first class.
213 Taking gift, etc, to screen an offender from punishment if the offence be capital. Imprisonment for 7 years and fine. Cognizable Bailable Magistrate of the first class.
If punishable with imprisonment for life or with imprisonment for 10 years. Imprisonment for 3 years and fine. Cognizable Bailable Magistrate of the first class.
If punishable with imprisonment for less than 10 years. Imprisonment for a quarter of the longest term provided for the offence, or fine or both. Cognizable Bailable Magistrate of the first class.
214 Offerings gift or restoration of property, in consideration of screening offender if the offence be capital. The Imprisonment for 7 years and fine. Non-Cognizable Bailable Magistrate of the first class.
If punishable with imprisonment for life or with imprisonment for 10 years. Imprisonment for 3 years and fine. Non-Cognizable Bailable Magistrate of the first class.
If punishable with imprisonment for less than 10 years. Imprisonment for a quarter of the longest term provided for the offence, or fine, or both. Non-Cognizable Bailable Magistrate of the first class.
215 Taking gift to help to recover movable property of which a person has been deprived by an offence without causing apprehension of offender. Imprisonment for 2 year or fine of both. Cognizable Bailable Magistrate of the first class
216 Harbouring an offender who has escaped from custody, or whose apprehension has been ordered, if the offence be capital. Imprisonment for 7 years and fine. Cognizable Bailable Magistrate of the first class
If punishable with imprisonment for life or with imprisonment for 10 years. Imprisonment for 3 years with or without fine. Cognizable Bailable Magistrate of the first class
If punishable with imprisonment for 1 year and not for 10 years. Imprisonment for a quarter of the longest term provided for the offence, or fine, or both. Cognizable Bailable Magistrate of the first class
216A Harbouring robbers or dacoits. Rigorous imprisonment for 7 years and fine. Cognizable Bailable Magistrate of the first class
217 Public servant disobeying a direction of law with intend to save person from punishment, or property from forfeiture. Imprisonment for 2 years, of fine, or both. Non-cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate
218 Public servant framing an incorrect record or writing with intend to save person from punishment or property from forfeiture. Imprisonment for 3 years or fine, or both. Cognizable Bailable Magistrate of the first class
219 Public servant in a judicial proceeding corruptly making and pronouncing an order, report, verdict, or decision which he knows to be contrary to law. Imprisonment for 7 years, or fine or both. Non-cognizable Bailable Magistrate of the first class
220 Commitment for trial or confinement by a person having authority, who knows that he is acting country to law. Imprisonment for 7 years, or fine or both. Non- cognizable Bailable Magistrate of the first class.
221 International omission to apprehend on the part of a public servant by law to apprehend of offender if the offence be capital. Imprisonment for 7 years, with or without fine. According as the offence in relation to which commission has made is cognizable or non- Cognizable. Bailable Magistrate of the first class.
If punishable with Imprisonment for life or imprisonment for 10 years. Imprisonment for 3 years with or without fine. Cognizable Bailable Magistrate of the first class.
If punishable with imprisonment for less than 10 years. Imprisonment for 2 years, with or without fine. Cognizable Bailable Magistrate of the first class.
222 International omission to apprehend on the part of a public servant bound by law to apprehend person under sentence of a court of justice if under sentence of death. Imprisonment for life, or imprisonment for 14 years, with or without fine. Cognizable Non-bailable Court of session
If under sentence of imprisonment for life or imprisonment for 10 year, or upwards Imprisonment for 7 years, with or without fine. Cognizable Non-bailable Magistrate of the first class.
If under sentence of imprisonment for less than 10 years or lawfully committed to custody. Imprisonment for 3 years, or fine or both. Cognizable Bailable Magistrate of the first class.
223 Escape from confinement negligently suffered by a public servant. Simple imprisonment for 2 years, or fine for both. Non-cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate.
224 Resistance or obstruction by a person to his lawfully apprehension. Imprisonment for 2 years, or fine or both. Cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate.
225 Resistance or obstruction to the lawful apprehension of any person, or, rescuing him from lawful custody. Imprisonment for 2 years, or fine or both. Cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate.
If charged with an offence punishable with imprisonment for life or, imprisonment for 10 years. Imprisonment for 3 years and fine. Cognizable Non-Bailable Magistrate of the first class.
If charged with a capital offence. Imprisonment for 7 years and fine. Cognizable Non-Bailable Magistrate of the first class.
If the person is sentenced to imprisonment for life or imprisonment for 10 years or upwards. Imprisonment for 7 years and fine. Cognizable Non-Bailable Magistrate of the first class.
If under sentence of death. Imprisonment for life or imprisonment for 10 years and fine. Cognizable Non-Bailable Court of Sessions.
225A Omission to apprehend, or sufferance of escape on part of public servant, in cases not other- wise provided for: -
(a) In case of intentional omission or sufferance. Imprisonment for 3 years, or fine, or both. Non-cognizable Bailable Magistrate of the first class.
(b) In case of negligent omission or sufferance. Simple imprisonment for 2 years, or fine, of both. Non-cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate.
225B. Resistance or obstruction to lawful apprehension or escape or rescue in cases not otherwise provided for. Imprisonment for 6 month or fine or both. Cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate.
227 Violation of condition of remission of punishment. Punishment of original sentence or if part of the punishment has been undergone the residue. Cognizable Non-Bailable The court by which the original offence was triable.
228 Intentional insult or interruption to a public servant sitting in any stage of a judicial proceeding. Simple imprisonment for 6 month or fine of 1,000 rupees or both. Non-Cognizable Bailable The court in which the offence is committed subject to the provisions of Chapter XXVI.
STATE AMENDMENT
Andhra Pradesh
Offence under section 228 is cognizable. [Vide A.P.G.O. Ms No. dated 5th December, 1991].
1 [228A Disclosure of identity of the victim of certain offences etc. Imprisonment for 2 years or fine. Cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate.
Printing or publication of a proceeding without prior permission of court. Imprisonment for 2 years or fine. Cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate.
229 Personation of a juror or assessor. Imprisonment for 2 years or fine or both. Cognizable Bailable Magistrate of the first class.
2[229-A Failure by person released on bail or bond to appear in Court Imprisonment for 1 year, or fine or both Cognizable Non-bailable Any Magistrate]

1. Ins. by Act 43 of 1983, sec. 5. (w.e.f. 25-12-1983).

2. Inserted by Code of Criminal Procedure (Amendment) Act, 2005, sec. 42(e).

Section Offence Punishment Cognizable or Non- Cognizable Bailable or Non Bailable By what Court triable.
1 2 3 4 5 6
231 Counterfeiting or performing any part of the process of counterfeiting coin. Imprisonment for 7 years or fine or both. Cognizable Non-Bailable Magistrate of the first class.
232 Counterfeiting or performing any part of the process of counterfeiting Indian coin. Imprisonment for life, or imprisonment for 10 years and fine. Cognizable Non-Bailable Court of Sessions.
233 Making buying or selling instrument for the purpose of counterfeiting coin. Imprisonment for 3 years and fine. Cognizable Non-bailable Magistrate of the first class.
234 Making buying or selling instrument for the purpose of counterfeiting coin. Imprisonment for 7 years and fine. Cognizable Non-bailable Court of Sessions.
235 Possession of instrument or material for the purpose of using the same for counterfeiting coin. Imprisonment for 3 years and fine. Cognizable Non-Bailable Magistrate of the first class.
It Indian coin. Imprisonment for 10 years and fine. Cognizable Non-Bailable Court of Session.
236 Abetting, in India, the counterfeiting, out of India, of coin. The punishment provided for abetting the counterfeiting of such coin within India. Cognizable Non-Bailable Court of Session.
237 Import or export of counterfeit coin, knowing the same to be counterfeit. Imprisonment for 3 years and fine. Cognizable Non-Bailable Magistrate of the first class.
238 Import or export of counterfeit of Indian coin, knowing the same to be counterfeit. Imprisonment for life and imprisonment for 10 years and fine. Cognizable Non-Bailable Court of session.
239 Having any counterfeit coin known to be such when it came into possession, and delivering, etc., the same to any person. Imprisonment for 5 years and fine. Cognizable Non-Bailable Magistrate of the first class.
240 Same with respect to Indian coin. Imprisonment for 10 years and fine. Cognizable Non-Bailable Court of Session.
241 Knowingly delivering to another and counterfeit coin as genuine, which when first possessed, the deliverer did not know to be counterfeited. Imprisonment for 2 years or fin, or 10 times the value of the coin, counterfeited or both. Cognizable Non-Bailable Any Magistrate.
242 Possession of counterfeit coin by a person who knew it to be counterfeit when he became possessed thereof. Imprisonment for 3 years and fine. Cognizable Non-cognizable Magistrate of the first class.
243 Possession of Indian coin by a person who knew it to be counterfeit when he became possessed thereof. Imprisonment for 7 years and fine. Cognizable Non-cognizable Magistrate of the first class.
244 Person employed in a Mint causing coin to be of a different weight or composition from that fixed by law. Imprisonment for 7 years and fine. Cognizable Non-cognizable Magistrate of the first class.
245 Unlawfully taking from a Mint any coining instrument. Imprisonment for 7 years and fine. Cognizable Non-cognizable Magistrate of the first class.
246 Fraudulently diminishing the weight or altering the composition of any coin. Imprisonment for 3 years and fine. Cognizable Non-cognizable Ditto
247 Fraudulently diminishing the weight or altering the composition of Indian coin. Imprisonment for 7 years and fine. Cognizable Non-cognizable Magistrate of the first class.
248 Altering appearance of any coin with intent that it shall pass as a coin of a different description. Imprisonment for 3 years and fine. Cognizable Non-cognizable Magistrate of the first class.
249 Altering appearance of Indian coin with intent that it shall pass as a coin of a different description. Imprisonment for 7 years and fine. Cognizable Non-cognizable Magistrate of the first class.
250 Delivery to another of coin possessed with the knowledge that it is altered. Imprisonment for 5 years and fine. Cognizable Non-bailable Magistrate of the first class.
251 Delivery of Indian coin possessed with the knowledge that it is altered. Imprisonment for 10 years and fine. Cognizable Non-cognizable Court of Session.
252 Possession of altered coin by a person who knew it to be altered when he became possessed thereof. Imprisonment for 3 years and fine. Cognizable Non-cognizable Magistrate of the first class.
253 Possession of Indian coin by a person who knew it to be altered when he became possessed thereof. Imprisonment for 5 years and fine. Cognizable Non-cognizable Magistrate of the first class.
254 Delivery to another of coin as genuine which when first possessed the deliverer did not know to be altered. Imprisonment for 2 years, or fine, or 10 times the value of the coin. Cognizable Non-cognizable Any Magistrate.
255 Counterfeiting a Government stamp. Imprisonment for life, or imprisonment for 10 years and fine. Cognizable Non-cognizable Court of Session.
256 Having possession of an instrument or material for the purpose of counterfeiting a Government stamp. Imprisonment for 7 years and fine. Cognizable Non-cognizable Magistrate of the first class.
257 Making, buying or selling instrument for the purpose of counterfeiting a Government stamp. Imprisonment for 7 years and fine. Cognizable Non-cognizable Magistrate of the first class.
258 Sale of counterfeit Government Stamp. Imprisonment for 7 years and fine. Cognizable Non-cognizable Magistrate of the first class.
259 Having possession of a counterfeit Government stamp. Imprisonment for 7 years and fine. Cognizable Bailable Magistrate of the first class.
260 Using as genuine a Government stamp known to be counterfeit. Imprisonment for 7 years and fine, or both. Cognizable Bailable Magistrate of the first class.
261 Effacing any writing from a substance bearing a Government stamp, or removing from a document a stamp used for it, with intent to cause a loss to Government. Imprisonment for 3 years and fine, or both. Cognizable Non-Bailable Magistrate of the first class.
262 Using a Government stamp known to have been before used. Imprisonment for 2 years and fine, or both. Cognizable Non-Bailable Any Magistrate.
263 Erasure of mark denoting that stamps have been used. Imprisonment for 3 years and fine, or both. Cognizable Non-Bailable Magistrate of the first class.
263A. Fictitious stamps. Fine of 200 rupees. Cognizable Non-Bailable Any Magistrate.

CHAPTER XIII- OFFENCES RELATING TO WEIGHT AND MEASURES

Section Offence Punishment Cognizable or Non- Cognizable Bailable or Non Bailable By what Court triable.
1 2 3 4 5 6
264 Fraudulent use of false instrument for weighing. Imprisonment for 1 year, or fine, or both. Non-cognizable. Bailable Any Magistrate.
265 Fraudulent use of false weight to measure. Imprisonment for 1 year, or fine, or both. Non-cognizable. Bailable Any Magistrate.
266 Being in possession of false weights or measures for fraudulent use. Imprisonment for 1 year, or fine, or both. Non-cognizable. Bailable Any Magistrate.
267 Making or selling false weights or measures for fraudulent use. Imprisonment for 1 year, or fine, or both. Cognizable Non-Bailable Any Magistrate.

CHAPTER XIV-OFFENCES AFFECTING THE PUBLIC HEALTH, SAFETY, CONVENIENCE, DECENCY AND MORALS

Section Offence Punishment Cognizable or Non- Cognizable Bailable or Non Bailable By what Court triable.
1 2 3 4 5 6
269 Negligently doing any act known to be likely to spread infection of any disease dangerous to life. Imprisonment for 6 months or fine, or both., Cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate
270 Malignantly doing any act known to be likely to spread infection of any disease dangerous to life. Imprisonment for 2 years, or fine, or both. Cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate
271 Knowingly disobeying any quarantine rule. Imprisonment for 6 months, or fine, or both. Non-cognizable. Bailable Any Magistrate
272 Adulterating food or drink intended for sale so as to make the same noxious. Imprisonment for 6 months, or fine of 1,000 rupees, or both. Non-cognizable. Bailable Any Magistrate
273 Selling any food or drink as food and drink, knowing the same to be noxious. Imprisonment for 6 months, or fine of 1,000 rupees, or both. Non-cognizable. Bailable Any Magistrate
274 Adulterating any drug or medical preparation intended for sale so as to lessen its efficacy, or to change its operation, or to make it noxious. Imprisonment for 6 months, or fine of 1,000 rupees, or both. Non-cognizable. 1[Non-bailable] Any Magistrate
275 Offering for sale or issuing from a dispensary any drug or medical preparation known to have been adulterated. Imprisonment for 6 months, or fine of 1,000 rupees, or both. Non-cognizable. 1[Bailable] Any Magistrate
276 Knowingly selling or issuing from a dispensary any drug or medical preparation as a different drug or medical preparation. Imprisonment for 6 months, or fine of 1,000 rupees, or both. Non-cognizable. Bailable Any Magistrate

STATE AMENDMENTS

(Sections 272 TO 276)

Uttar Pradesh: For the existing entries against sections 272, 273, 274, 275 and 276 in the First Schedule, the following shall be substituted:-

Section Offence Punishment Cognizable or Non- Cognizable Bailable or Non Bailable By what Court triable.
1 2 3 4 5 6
272 Adulterating food or drink intend for sale, so as to make the same noxious. Imprisonment for life with or without fine. Cognizable Non-bailable Court of session.
273 Selling any food or drink as food and drink, knowing the same to be noxious. Imprisonment for life with or without fine. Cognizable Non-bailable Court of session.
274 Adulterating any drug or medical prepararion intended for sale so as to lessen its efficacy or to change its operation or to make it noxious. Imprisonment for 6 months, or fine of 1,000 rupees, or both. Non-cognizable. Bailable Any Magistrate.
275 Offering for sale or issuing from a dispensary any drug or medical preparation known to have been adulterated. Imprisonment for 6 months, or fine of 1,000 rupees, or both. Non-cognizable. Bailable Any Magistrate
276 Knowingly selling or issuing front a dispensary any drug or medical preparation as a different drug or medical preparation. [Vide U.P. act 47 of 1973, sec. 4 (w.e.f.15-9-1975)]. Imprisonment for 6 months, or fine of 1,000 rupees, or both. Non-cognizable. Bailable Any Magistrate

WEST BENGAL

For the existing entries against section 272, 273, 274, 275 and 276 in the First Schedule, the following shall be substituted.

Section Offence Punishment Cognizable or Non- Cognizable Bailable or Non Bailable By what Court triable.
1 2 3 4 5 6
“272 Adulterating food or drink intended for sale, so as to make the same noxious. Imprisonment for life, with or without fine. Cognizable Non-bailable Court of Session
273 Selling any food or drink, as food and drink, knowing the same to be noxious. Imprisonment for 6 months, or fine of 1,000 rupees, or both. Cognizable Non-bailable Court of Session
274 Adulterating any drug or medical preparation intended for sale so as to lessen its efficacy, or to change its operation, or to make it noxious. Imprisonment for 6 months, or fine of 1,000 rupees, or both. Cognizable Non-bailable Court of Session
275 Offering for sale or issuing from a dispensary any drug or medical preparation known to have been adulterated. Imprisonment for 6 months, or fine of 1,000 rupees, or both. Cognizable Non-bailable Court of Session
276 Knowingly selling or issuing from a dispensary any drug or medical preparation as different drug or medical preparation. Imprisonment for life, with or without fine. Cognizable Non-bailable Court of Session
[Vide W.B. Act 34 of 1974, sec. 5 (w.e.f. 16-7-1974)].
277 Defiling the water of a public spring or reservoir. Imprisonment for 3 months, or fine of 500 rupees, or both Cognizable

 

Bailable

 

Any Magistrate.

 

278 Taking atmosphere noxious to health. Fine of 500 rupees Non-cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate.
279 Driving or riding on a public way so rashly or negligently as to endanger human life, etc. Imprisonment for 6 months, or fine of 1,000 rupees, or both Cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate.
280. Navigating any vessel so rashly or negligently as to endanger human life, etc. Imprisonment for 6 months, or fine of 1,000 rupees, or both. Cognizable

 

Bailable

 

Any Magistrate.

 

281. Exhibition of a false light, mark or buoy Imprisonment for 7 years or fine, or both. Cognizable Bailable Magistrate of the first class.
282. Conveying for hire any person by water in a vessel in such a state or loaded, as to endanger his life. Imprisonment for 6 months or fine of 1,000 rupees, or both Cognizable

 

Bailable Any Magistrate
283. Causing danger, obstruction or, injury in any public way or line of navigation. Fine of 200 rupees. Cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate.
284. Dealing with any poisonous substance so as to endanger human life, etc. Imprisonment for 6 months or fine of 1,000 rupees or both Cognizable

 

Bailable

 

Any Magistrate.

 

285. Dealing with fire or any combustible matter so as to endanger human life, etc. Imprisonment for 6 months or fine of 1,000 rupees or both Cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate.
286. So dealing with any explosive substance. Imprisonment for 6 months or fine of 1,000 rupees or both Cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate.
287. So dealing with any machinery. Imprisonment for 6 months or fine of 1,000 rupees or both Non-cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate.
288. A person omitting to guard against probable danger to human life by the fall of any building over which he has a right entitling him to pull it down or repair it. Imprisonment for 6 months or fine of 1,000 rupees or both Non-cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate.
289 A person omitting to take order with any animal in his possession, so as to guard against danger to human life, or of grievous hurt from such animal. Imprisonment for 6 months, or fine of 1.000 rupees or both. Cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate
290 Committing a public nuisance. Fine of 200 rupees Non- Cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate.
291

 

Continuance of nuisance after injection to discontinue. Simple imprisonment for 6 months, or fine, or both. Cognizable

 

Bailable

 

Any Magistrate.

 

292

 

Sale, etc., of obscene books, etc. On first conviction, with imprisonment for 2 years and with fine of 2,000 rupees and in the event of second or subsequent conviction, with imprisonment for 5 years and with fine of 5000 rupees. Cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate.

STATE AMENDMENTS

Tamil Nadu:

In the first Schedule, for the entries relating to Sections 292-A and 293, the following entries shall be substitutes, namely: –

Section Offence Punishment Cognizable or Non- Cognizable Bailable or Non Bailable By what Court triable.
1 2 3 4 5 6
292A Printing etc of grossly indecent or scurrilous matters or matter intended for blackmail. Imprisonment of either description for 2 years, or fine, or both. Non-cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate
[Vide Tamil Nadu Act 30 of 1984].
293 Sale etc. of obscence objects to young persons. On first conviction with imprisonment for 3 years, and with fine of 2,000 rupees, and in the event of second or subsequent conviction, with imprisonment for 7 years, and with fine of 5,000 rupees. Cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate

1. Substituted by Code of Criminal Procedure (Amendment) Act, 2005.

CHAPTER XV- OFFENCES RELATING TO RELIGION

Section Offence Punishment Cognizable or Non- Cognizable Bailable or Non Bailable By what Court triable.
1 2 3 4 5 6
294 Obscence songs. Imprisonment for 3 months, or fine, or both Cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate
294A Keeping a lottery office. Imprisonment for 3 months, or fine, or both. Non-cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate
Publishing proposals relating to lotteries. Fine of 1,000 rupees. Non-cognizable Bailable Any Magistrate
295 Destroying, damaging or defiling a place of worship or sacred object with intent to insult the religion of any class of persons. Imprisonment for 2 years of fine, or both. Cognizable Non-bailable Any Magistrate.

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