SECTION 177 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Furnishing false information


Description

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


Punishment : 6 Months or Fine or Both! 2 Years or Fine or Both!


Cognizance : Non-Cognizable! Non-Cognizable!


Bail : Bailable! Bailable!


Triable : Any Magistrate! Any Magistrate!






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