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Section 178 – Indian Penal Code (IPC)

 

Indian Penal Code (IPC)

 

Section 178. Refusing oath or affirmation when duly required by public servant to make it

 

Whoever refuses to bind himself by an oath 1[or affirmation] to state the truth, when required so to bind himself by a public servant legally competent to require that he shall so bind himself, 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.

 

CLASSIFICATION OF OFFENCE

 

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. Rep. by Act 17 of 1862.

 

 

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