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



IPC Section-172


Description of IPC Section 172

According to section 172 of Indian penal code, 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


Punishment : Simple Imprisonment for 1 Month or Fine or Both


Cognizance : Non-Cognizable


Bail : Bailable


Triable : Any Magistrate



Offence : If summons or notice require attendance in person, etc., in a court of Justice


Punishment : Simple Imprisonment for 6 Months or Fine or Both


Cognizance : Non-Cognizable


Bail : Bailable


Triable : Any Magistrate





FAQ's on IPC Section 172


What offence is defined under IPC 172?

IPC 172 Offence: Absconding to avoid service of summons or other proceeding from a public servant.


What is the punishment for IPC 172 Case?

The punishment for IPC 172 is Simple Imprisonment for 1 Month or Fine or Both.


Is IPC 172 cognizable offence or non-cognizable offence?

IPC 172 is a Non-Cognizable.


How to file/defend your case for IPC 172 offence?

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Is IPC 172 bailable or non-bailable offence?

IPC 172 is a Bailable offence.


In what court can IPC 172 be tried?

IPC 172 is tried in the court of Any Magistrate.


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