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SECTION 129 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Public servant negligently suffering such prisoner to escape


Last Updated: 01 May, 2024
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty


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  1. IPC 129 in Simple Words
  2. IPC Section 129 related FAQs
Whoever, being a public servant and having the custody of any State prisoner or prisoner of war, negligently suffers such prisoner to escape from any place of confinement in which such prisoner is confined, shall be punished with simple imprisonment for a term which may extend to three years, and shall also be liable to fine.



IPC 129 in Simple Words

If a public servant, responsible for the custody of a State prisoner or prisoner of war, carelessly allows the prisoner to escape from confinement, they can be punished with up to three years in jail and may also be fined.


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Offence : Public servant negligently suffering prisoner of State or war in his custody to escape


Punishment : Simple Imprisonment 3 Years + Fine


Cognizance : Cognizable


Bail : Bailable


Triable : Magistrate First Class



Anyone who, as a public employee, has the custody of a State prisoner, or a prisoner of war and negligently allows that prisoner to escape any place of confinement where such prisoner is held, shall be punished by simple imprisonment, which can extend up to three years. They shall also be liable for civil liability.





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Frequently Asked Questions


What is Section 139 IPC?

The Code does not punish anyone who is under the Army Act (46 of 1950), Naval Discipline Act (34 of 1935), Indian Navy (Discipline Act) (34 of 1934), Air Force Act (45 of 1949), or Air Force Act (45 of 1951), for any of these offences.


What is Section 130 of the IPC?

Anyone who knowingly assists or aids any State Prisoner or Prisoner of War in escaping lawful custody or rescues, attempts to rescue, harbours, conceals, or offers any resistance to recapture such a prisoner.


What is Section 120 of IPC?

Anyone who is a part of a criminal conspiracies other than one to commit an offense punishable in the above manner shall be punished by imprisonment for up to six months or fine, or both.