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



Description of IPC Section 174

According to section 174 of Indian penal code, 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


Punishment : Simple Imprisonment for 1 Month or Fine or Both


Cognizance : Non-Cognizable


Bail : Bailable


Triable : Any Magistrate



Offence : If the order requires personal attendance, etc., in 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 174


What offence is defined under IPC 174?

IPC 174 Offence: Not obeying a legal order to attend at a certain place in person or by agent, or departing therefrom without authority.


What is the punishment for IPC 174 Case?

The punishment for IPC 174 is Simple Imprisonment for 1 Month or Fine or Both.


Is IPC 174 cognizable offence or non-cognizable offence?

IPC 174 is a Non-Cognizable.


How to file/defend your case for IPC 174 offence?

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Is IPC 174 bailable or non-bailable offence?

IPC 174 is a Bailable offence.


In what court can IPC 174 be tried?

IPC 174 is tried in the court of Any Magistrate.


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