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SECTION 139 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Persons subject to certain Acts


Last Updated: 01 May, 2024
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty


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  1. IPC 139 in Simple Words
No person subject to the Army Act, the Army Act, 1950 (46 of 1950), the Naval Discipline Act, the Indian Navy (Discipline) Act, 1934 (34 of 1934), the Air Force Act or the Air Force Act, 1950 (45 of 1950), is subject to punishment under this Code for any of the offences defined in this Chapter.



IPC 139 in Simple Words

No military personnel governed by the Army, Navy, or Air Force Acts can be punished under this Indian Penal Code for offenses defined in this Chapter.


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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.





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The person who, without being a member of the Military, Naval, or Air Service of the Government of India wears or carries a garb, or any token that is similar to the garb, or any token that was used by a such soldier, airman or sailor, with the intent that others may believe that they are such a member, shall be punished.


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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.