SECTION 178 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Refusing oath or affirmation when duly required by public servant to make it


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Whoever refuses to bind himself by an oath or affirmation to state the truth, when required so to bind himself by a public servant legally competent to require that he shall so bind himself, 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.

Offence : Refusing oath when duly required to take oath by a public servant


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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