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

  • Description

    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.


    Applicable Offences

    1. 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
    This is a Bailable, Non-Cognizable offence and triable by Same As Offence, subject to Ch. XXVI, or if not committed in a Court, Any Magistrate

    2. 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
    This is a Bailable, Non-Cognizable offence and triable by Same As Offence, subject to Ch. XXVI, or if not committed in a Court, Any Magistrate

    This offence in NOT compoundable.


    1.If an offence is cognizable, police has the authority to arrest the accused without a warrant and to start an investigation with or without the permission of a court. Otherwise police does not have the authority to arrest the accused without a warrant and an investigation cannot be initiated without a court order.

    2.If an offience is bailable, police has the authority to release the accused on bail on getting the defined surety amount along with a duly filled bail bond at the concerned police station. Otherwise arrested person has to apply for bail before a magistrate or court

    3. If an offence is compoundable, a compromise can be done between the accused and the victim, and a trial can be avoided. Otherwise, No compromise is allowed between the accused and the victim except under certain situations, where the High Court or the Supreme Court have the authority for quashing a matter.

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