SECTION 166 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Public servant disobeying law, with intent to cause injury to any person



Description of IPC Section 166

According to section 166 of Indian penal code, Whoever, being a public servant, knowingly disobeys any direction of the law as to the way in which he is to conduct himself as such public servant, intending to cause, or knowing it to be likely that he will, by such disobedience, cause injury to any person, shall be punished with simple imprisonment for a term which may extend to one year, or with fine, or with both.

Offence : Public servant disobeying a direction of the law with intent to cause injury to any person


Punishment : Simple Imprisonment for 1 Year or Fine or Both


Cognizance : Non-Cognizable


Bail : Bailable


Triable : Magistrate First Class





FAQ's on IPC Section 166


What offence is defined under IPC 166?

IPC 166 Offence: Public servant disobeying a direction of the law with intent to cause injury to any person.


What is the punishment for IPC 166 Case?

The punishment for IPC 166 is Simple Imprisonment for 1 Year or Fine or Both.


Is IPC 166 cognizable offence or non-cognizable offence?

IPC 166 is a Non-Cognizable.


How to file/defend your case for IPC 166 offence?

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Is IPC 166 bailable or non-bailable offence?

IPC 166 is a Bailable offence.


In what court can IPC 166 be tried?

IPC 166 is tried in the court of Magistrate First Class.


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