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INDIAN KANOON SECTION 182 IPC - Indian Penal Code - False information, with intent to cause public servant to use his lawful power to the injury of another person


Description

Whoever gives to any public servant any information which he knows or believes to be false, intending thereby to cause, or knowing it to be likely that he will thereby cause such public servant:

  1. to do or omit anything which such public servant ought not to do or omit if the true state of facts respecting which such information is given were known by him, or
  2. to use the lawful power of such public servant to the injury or annoyance of any person, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to six months, or with fine which may extend to one thousand rupees, or with both.


Applicable Offences

Giving false information to a public servant in order to cause him to use his lawful power to the injury or annoyance of any person

Punishment - 6 Months or Fine or Both

This is a Bailable, Non-Cognizable offence and triable by Any Magistrate

This offence in NOT compoundable.

1. If an offence is cognizable, police has the authority to arrest the accused without a warrant and to start an investigation with or without the permission of a court. Otherwise police does not have the authority to arrest the accused without a warrant and an investigation cannot be initiated without a court order.

2. If an offience is bailable, police has the authority to release the accused on bail on getting the defined surety amount along with a duly filled bail bond at the concerned police station. Otherwise arrested person has to apply for bail before a magistrate or court

3. If an offence is compoundable, a compromise can be done between the accused and the victim, and a trial can be avoided. Otherwise, No compromise is allowed between the accused and the victim except under certain situations, where the High Court or the Supreme Court have the authority for quashing a matter.



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