Indian Penal Code (IPC)
Section 228. Intentional insult or interruption to public servant sitting in judicial proceeding
Whoever intentionally offers any insult, or causes any interruption to any public servant, while such public servant is sitting in any stage of a judicial proceeding, 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.
In Andhra Pradesh offence under section 228 is cognizable.
[Vide A.P.G.O. Ms. No. 732, dated 5th December, 1991].
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—Non-compoundable.