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Section 176 – Indian Penal Code (IPC)

 

Indian Penal Code (IPC)

 

Section 176. Omission to give notice or information to public servant by person legally bound to give it

 

Whoever, being legally bound to give any notice or to furnish information on any subject to any public servant, as such, intentionally omits to give such notice or to furnish such information in the manner and at the time required by law, 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 notice or information required to be given respects the commission of an offence, or is required for the purpose of preventing the commission of an

 

offence, or in order to the apprehension of an offender, 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;

 

1[or, if the notice or information required to be given is re­quired by an order passed under sub-section (1) of section 565 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1898 (5 of 1898) 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.]

 

CLASSIFICATION OF OFFENCE

 

Para I

 

Punishment—Simple imprisonment for 1 month, or fine of 500 rupees, or both—Non-cognizable—Bailable—Triable by 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 any Magistrate—Non-compoundable.

 

Para III

 

Punishment—Imprisonment for 6 months, or fine of 1,000 rupees, or both—Non-cognizable—Bailable—Triable by any Magis­trate—Non-compoundable.

 

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1. Added by Act 22 of 1939, sec. 2.

 

 

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