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SECTION 175 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Omission to produce document to public servant by person legally bound to produce it


Last Updated: 01 Jun, 2024
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty


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  1. IPC 175 in Simple Words
  2. IPC Section 175 related FAQs
Whoever, being legally bound to produce or deliver up any document to any public servant, as such, intentionally omits so to produce or deliver up the same, 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 document is to be produced or delivered up to 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.



IPC 175 in Simple Words

If someone is legally required to show or hand over a document to a public servant but intentionally fails to do so, they can be punished with up to one month in jail, a fine of up to five hundred rupees, or both; and if the document should be given to a Court of Justice, the punishment can be up to six months in jail, a fine of up to one thousand rupees, or both.


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Offence : Intentionally omitting to produce a document to a public servant by a person legally bound to produce deliver such document


Punishment : Simple Imprisonment for 1 Month or Fine or Both


Cognizance : Non-Cognizable


Bail : Bailable


Triable : Same As Offence, subject to Ch. XXVI, or if not committed in a Court, Any Magistrate



Offence : If the document is required to be produced in or delivered to a court of Justice


Punishment : Simple Imprisonment for 6 Months or Fine or Both


Cognizance : Non-Cognizable


Bail : Bailable


Triable : Same As Offence, subject to Ch. XXVI, or if not committed in a Court, Any Magistrate






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What is Section 178 of the IPC?

If a public servant is legally qualified to demand that the person binds himself to truthfulness, and he refuses, he will be punished by simple imprisonment of up to six months or a fine of up to one thousand dollars.


What is Section 176 of the IPC case law?

Section 176 (of the Indian Penal Code) punishes anyone who violates Section 176 by failing to notify or provide the information required by law. The punishment can range from a fine of up to five hundred dollars to incarceration for a period that may extend to ten days.