SECTION 180 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Refusing to sign statement



Description of IPC Section 180

According to section 180 of Indian penal code, Whoever refuses to sign any statement made by him, when required to sign that statement by a public servant legally competent to require that he shall sign that statement, shall be punished with simple imprisonment for a term which may extend to three months, or with fine which may extend to five hundred rupees, or with both.

Offence : Refusing to sign statement made to a public servant when legally required to do so


Punishment : Simple Imprisonment for 3 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 180


What offence is defined under IPC 180?

IPC 180 Offence: Refusing to sign statement made to a public servant when legally required to do so.


What is the punishment for IPC 180 Case?

The punishment for IPC 180 is Simple Imprisonment for 3 Months or Fine or Both.


Is IPC 180 cognizable offence or non-cognizable offence?

IPC 180 is a Non-Cognizable.


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Is IPC 180 bailable or non-bailable offence?

IPC 180 is a Bailable offence.


In what court can IPC 180 be tried?

IPC 180 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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