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SECTION 167 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Public servant framing an incorrect document with intent to cause injury


Last Updated: 01 Jun, 2024
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty


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  1. IPC 167 in Simple Words
  2. IPC Section 167 related FAQs
Whoever, being a public servant, and being, as such public servant, charged with the preparation or translation of any document, frames or translates that document in a manner which he knows or believes to be incorrect, intending thereby to cause or knowing it to be likely that he may thereby cause injury to any person, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to three years, or with fine, or with both.



IPC 167 in Simple Words

If a public servant, responsible for preparing or translating a document, intentionally creates it inaccurately to cause harm to someone, they can be punished with up to three years in jail, a fine, or both.


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Offence : Public servant framing an incorrect document with intent to cause injury


Punishment : 3 Years or Fine or Both


Cognizance : Cognizable


Bail : Bailable


Triable : Magistrate First Class



IPC 167 explained in simple words If a government employee, who is responsible for translating or preparing a document, creates the document incorrectly in order to harm someone, then they may be sentenced to up to three years of jail time, a fine or both.





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