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SECTION 171 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Wearing grab or carrying token used by public servant with fraudulent intent


Last Updated: 01 Jun, 2024
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty


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  1. IPC 171 in Simple Words
  2. IPC Section 171 related FAQs
Wearing garb or carrying token used by public servant with fraudulent intent.—Whoever, not belonging to a certain class of public servants, wears any garb or carries any token resembling any garb or token used by that class of public servants, with the intention that it may be believed, or with the knowledge that it is likely to be believed, that he belongs to that class of public servants, shall be punished with imprisonment of either descrip­tion for a term which may extend to three months, or with fine which may extend to two hundred rupees, or with both.


IPC 171 in Simple Words

If a person evades a summons or notice from a public servant, they can be punished with up to one month in jail, a fine of up to five hundred rupees, or both; and if the requirement is to appear in court or produce a document, the punishment can be up to six months in jail, a fine of up to one thousand rupees, or both.


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Offence : As described


Punishment : 3 Months or Fine or Both


Cognizance : Cognizable


Bail : Non-Bailable


Triable : Any Magistrate






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Frequently Asked Questions


What is under section 171?

The Indian Penal Code, Section 171, provides for the punishment of a person who violates this section. 171. The wearing of garb, or the carrying of tokens used by a public servant to commit fraud.


Is Section 171E bailable or not?

Is Section 171E bailable?


What is Section 170 of the IPC?

Anyone who pretends to be a public servant while knowing that they are not or falsely personates another person holding such a position, and then does or attempts to perform any act in the name of this office will be sentenced to imprisonment for either...