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SECTION 152 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Assaulting or obstructing public servant when suppressing riot, etc.


Last Updated: 01 Feb, 2024
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty


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  1. Description of IPC Section 152
  2. IPC 152 in Simple Words
  3. IPC Section 152 related FAQs

Description of IPC Section 152

According to section 152 of Indian penal code, Whoever assaults or threatens to assault, or obstructs or attempts to obstruct, any public servant in the discharge of his duty as such public servant, in endeavoring to disperse an unlawful assembly, or to suppress a riot or affray, or uses, or threatens, or attempts to use criminal force to such public servant, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to three years, or with fine, or with both.



IPC 152 in Simple Words

If someone attacks, threatens, or obstructs a public servant while they are trying to disperse an unlawful assembly or suppress a riot, they can be punished with up to three years in jail, a fine, or both.

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Offence : Assaulting or obstructing public servant when suppressing riot, etc.


Punishment : 3 Years or Fine or Both


Cognizance : Cognizable


Bail : Bailable


Triable : Magistrate First Class





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What is 152 of the IPC?

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What is the IPC 152 in Hindi?

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What is 151 IPC?

Whoever knowingly joins or continues in any assembly of five or more persons likely to cause a disturbance of the public peace, after such assembly has been lawfully commanded to disperse, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to six months, or with fine, or with both.