SECTION 172 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Absconding to avoid service of summons or other proceeding


Description

Whoever absconds in order to avoid being served with a summons, notice or order proceeding from any public servant legally competent, as such public servant, to issue such summons, notice or order, shall be punished with simple imprisonment for a term which may extend to one month, or with fine which may extend to five hundred rupees, or with both; or, if the summons or notice or order is to attend in person or by agent, or to produce a document in a Court of Justice, with simple imprisonment for a term which may extend to six months, or with fine which may extend to one thousand rupees, or with both.

Offence : Absconding to avoid service of summons or other proceeding from a public servant! If summons or notice require attendance in person, etc., in a court of Justice!


Punishment : Simple Imprisonment for 1 Month or Fine or Both! Simple Imprisonment for 6 Months or Fine or Both!


Cognizance : Non-Cognizable! Non-Cognizable!


Bail : Bailable! Bailable!


Triable : Any Magistrate! Any Magistrate!






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