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


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.

Offence : 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

Cognizance : Non-Cognizable

Bail : Bailable

Triable : Any Magistrate

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