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



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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