SECTION 119 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Public servant concealing design to commit offence which it is his duty to prevent



Description of IPC Section 119

According to section 119 of Indian penal code, Whoever, being a public servant intending to facilitate or knowing it to be likely that he will thereby facilitate the commission of an offence which it is his duty as such public servant to prevent, voluntarily conceals, by any act or illegal omission, the existence of a design to commit such offence, or makes any representation which he knows to be false respecting such design:

If offence be committed ? shall, if the offence be committed, be punished with imprisonment of any description provided for the offence, for a term which may extend to one-half of the longest term of such imprisonment, or with such fine as is provided for that offence, or with both;

If offence be punishable with death, etc ? or, if the offence be punishable with death or imprisonment for life, with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to ten years;

If offence be not committed ? or, if the offence be not committed, shall be punished with imprisonment of any description provided for the offence for a term which may extend to one-fourth part of the longest term of such imprisonment or with such fine as is provided for the offence, or with both.

Offence : A public servant concealing a design to commit an offence which it is his duty to prevent, If The offence be committed


Punishment : Half of Offence or Fine or Both


Cognizance : Same As Offence


Bail : Same As Offence


Triable : Same As Offence



Offence : If the offence be punishable with death or imprisonment for life


Punishment : 10 Years


Cognizance : Same As Offence


Bail : Non-Bailable


Triable : Same As Offence



Offence : If the offence be not committed


Punishment : One-Fourth of Offence or Fine or Both


Cognizance : Same As Offence


Bail : Same As Offence


Triable : Same As Offence





FAQ's on IPC Section 119


What offence is defined under IPC 119?

IPC 119 Offence: A public servant concealing a design to commit an offence which it is his duty to prevent, If The offence be committed.


What is the punishment for IPC 119 Case?

The punishment for IPC 119 is Half of Offence or Fine or Both.


Is IPC 119 cognizable offence or non-cognizable offence?

IPC 119 is a Same As Offence.


How to file/defend your case for IPC 119 offence?

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Is IPC 119 bailable or non-bailable offence?

IPC 119 is a Same As Offence offence.


In what court can IPC 119 be tried?

IPC 119 is tried in the court of Same As Offence.


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