SECTION 128 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Public servant voluntarily allowing prisoner of state or war to escape

Last Updated: 01 Apr, 2024
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty

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  1. IPC 128 in Simple Words
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Whoever, being a public servant and having the custody of any State prisoner or prisoner of war, voluntarily allows such prisoner to escape from any place in which such prisoner is confined, shall be punished with imprisonment for life, or imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to ten years, and shall also be liable to fine.

IPC 128 in Simple Words

If a public servant, responsible for the custody of a State prisoner or prisoner of war, intentionally allows the prisoner to escape from confinement, they can be punished with life imprisonment or imprisonment of up to ten years, and may also be fined.

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Offence : Public servant voluntarily allowing prisoner of State or war in his custody to escape

Punishment : Imprisonment for Life or 10 Years + Fine

Cognizance : Cognizable

Bail : Non-Bailable

Triable : Court of Session

If a public official has custody of a prisoner, either a prisoner of state or a prisoner of war and allows that prisoner to escape, they will be punished by imprisonment for life or for any other term up to 10 years.

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