SECTION 174 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Non-attendance in obedience to an order from public servant


Description

Whoever, being legally bound to attend in person or by an agent at a certain place and time in obedience to a summons, notice, order, or proclamation proceeding from any public servant legally competent, as such public servant, to issue the same, intentionally omits to attend at that place or time, or departs from the place where he is bound to attend before the time at which it is lawful for him to depart, 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, notice, order or proclamation is to attend in person or by agent 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 : Not obeying a legal order to attend at a certain place in person or by agent, or departing therefrom without authority! If the order requires personal attendance, etc., in 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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