SECTION 183 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Resistance to the taking of property by the lawful authority of a public servant

Last Updated: 01 Apr, 2024
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty

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  1. IPC 183 in Simple Words
  2. IPC Section 183 related FAQs
Whoever offers any resistance to the taking of any property by the lawful authority of any public servant, knowing or having reason to believe that he is such public servant, 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.

IPC 183 in Simple Words

In simple words, Section 183 of the Indian Penal Code states that if someone resists the lawful taking of any property by a public servant, knowing or believing that the person is a public servant, they may be punished with imprisonment, fine, or both, for a maximum of six months.

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Offence : Resistance to the taking of property by the lawful authority of a public servant

Punishment : 6 Months or Fine or Both

Cognizance : Non-Cognizable

Bail : Bailable

Triable : Any Magistrate

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the IPC section 183?

Anyone who resists the taking of property by a public servant in good faith, knowing that the public servant is the one doing the taking, will be punished either with imprisonment for up to six months or a fine of up to one thousand dollars.

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