SECTION 177 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Furnishing false information



Description of IPC Section 177

Whoever, being legally bound to furnish information on any subject to any public servant, as such, furnishes, as true, information on the subject which he knows or has reason to believe to be false shall be punished 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;

or, if the information which he is legally bound to give respects the commission of an offence, or is required for the purpose of preventing the commission of an offence, or in order to the apprehension of an offender, with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to two years, or with fine, or with both.

Offence : Knowingly furnishing false information to a public servant


Punishment : 6 Months or Fine or Both


Cognizance : Non-Cognizable


Bail : Bailable


Triable : Any Magistrate



Offence : If the information required respects the commission of an offence, etc.,


Punishment : 2 Years or Fine or Both


Cognizance : Non-Cognizable


Bail : Bailable


Triable : Any Magistrate





FAQ's on IPC Section 177


What offence is defined under IPC 177?

IPC 177 Offence: Knowingly furnishing false information to a public servant.


What is the punishment for IPC 177 Case?

The punishment for IPC 177 is 6 Months or Fine or Both.


Is IPC 177 cognizable offence or non-cognizable offence?

IPC 177 is a Non-Cognizable.


How to file/defend your case for IPC 177 offence?

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Is IPC 177 bailable or non-bailable offence?

IPC 177 is a Bailable offence.


In what court can IPC 177 be tried?

IPC 177 is tried in the court of Any Magistrate.



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