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Section 170 – Indian Penal Code (IPC)

 

Indian Penal Code (IPC)

 

Section 170. Personating a public servant

 

Whoever pretends to hold any particular office as a public servant, knowing that he does not hold such office or falsely personates any other person holding such office, and in such assumed character does or attempts to do any act under colour of such office, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to two years, or with fine, or with both.

 

CLASSIFICATION OF OFFENCE

 

Punishment—Imprisonment for 2 years, or fine, or both—Cognizable—Non-bailable—Triable by any Magistrate—Non Compoundable.

 

 

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