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

Last Updated: 01 Jun, 2024
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty

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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.

IPC 180 in Simple Words

In simple words, Section 180 of the Indian Penal Code states that if someone refuses to sign a statement when legally required to do so by a public servant, they may be punished with imprisonment for up to three months, or fined, or both.

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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

The section 180 IPC states that anyone who refuses to sign a statement that they have made, when asked to do so by a civil servant with the legal authority to demand that he sign it, will be punished by simple imprisonment of up to three months or a fine that may reach a maximum of...

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What is Section 180 of the criminal Procedure Code?

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What is IPC 181?

IPC Section 181 False Statement on Oath or Affirmation to Public Servant or Person Authorized to Administer an Oath or Affirmation

What is IPC Act 179?

Anyone who refuses to answer a question asked by a public servant about a subject, despite being legally obligated to do so, will be sentenced to simple imprisonment up to six months.

What does IPC 182 mean?

IPC Section 182 False Information, with Intent to Cause Public Servant to Use His Lawful Power to Injure Another Person