SECTION 179 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Refusing to answer public servant authorized to question


Description

Whoever, being legally bound to state the truth on any subject to any public servant, refuses to answer any question demanded of him touching that subject by such public servant in the exercise of the legal powers of such public servant, 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 : Being legally bound to state truth, and refusing to answer questions


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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