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Section 175 – Indian Penal Code (IPC)

 

Indian Penal Code (IPC)

 

Section 175. Omission to produce document or electronic record to public servant by person legally bound to produce it.

 

175. Omission to produce 1[document or electronic record] to public servant by person legally bound to produce it.—Whoever, being legally bound to produce or deliver up any 1[document or electronic record] of any public servant, as such, intentionally omits so to produce or deliver up the same, shall be punished with simple imprisonment for a term which may extend to one month, or with fine which may extend to five hun­dred rupees, or with both,

 

or, if the 1[document or electronic record] is to be produced or delivered up to a Court of Justice, 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.

 

Illustration

 

A, being legally bound to produce a document before a 2[District Court], intentionally omits to produce the same. A has committed the offence defined in this section.

 

CLASSIFICATION OF OFFENCE

 

Para I

 

Punishment—Simple imprisonment for 1 month, or fine of 500 rupees, or both—Non-cognizable—Bailable—Triable by the Court in which the offence is committed, subject to the provisions of Chapter XXVI or, if not committed in a Court, any Magistrate—Non-compoundable.

 

Para II

 

Punishment—Simple imprisonment for 6 months, or fine of 1,000 rupees, or both—Non-cognizable—Bailable—Triable by the Court in which the offence is committed, subject to the provisions of Chapter XXVI; or, if not committed in a Court, any Magistrate—Non-compoundable.

 

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1. Subs. by Act 21 of 2000, sec. 91 and Sch. I, for “document” (w.e.f. 17-10-2000).

 

2 Subs. by the A.O. 1950, for “Zila Court”.

 

 

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