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



Description of IPC Section 179

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





FAQ's on IPC Section 179


What offence is defined under IPC 179?

IPC 179 Offence: Being legally bound to state truth, and refusing to answer questions.


What is the punishment for IPC 179 Case?

The punishment for IPC 179 is Simple Imprisonment for 6 Months or Fine or Both.


Is IPC 179 cognizable offence or non-cognizable offence?

IPC 179 is a Non-Cognizable.


How to file/defend your case for IPC 179 offence?

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Is IPC 179 bailable or non-bailable offence?

IPC 179 is a Bailable offence.


In what court can IPC 179 be tried?

IPC 179 is tried in the court of Same As Offence, subject to Ch. XXVI, or if not committed in a Court, Any Magistrate.


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