SECTION 187 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Omission to assist public servant when bound by law to give assistance



Description of IPC Section 187

According to section 187 of Indian penal code, Whoever, being bound by law to render or furnish assistance to any public servant in the execution of his public duty, intentionally omits to give such assistance, shall be punished with simple imprisonment for a term which may extend to one month, or with fine which may extend to two hundred rupees, or with both; and if such assistance be demanded of him by a public servant legally competent to make such demand for the purposes of executing any process lawfully issued by a Court of Justice, or of preventing the commission of an offence, or suppressing a riot, or affray, or of apprehending a person charged with or guilty of an offence, or of having escaped from lawful custody, shall be punished with simple imprisonment for a term which may extend to six months, or with fine which may extend to five hundred rupees, or with both.

Offence : Omission to assist public servant when bound by law to give such assistance


Punishment : Simple Imprisonment for 1 Month or Fine or Both


Cognizance : Non-Cognizable


Bail : Bailable


Triable : Any Magistrate



Offence : Wilfully neglecting to aid a public servant who demands aid in the execution of process, the prevention of offences, Etc.


Punishment : Simple Imprisonment for 6 Months or Fine or Both


Cognizance : Non-Cognizable


Bail : Bailable


Triable : Any Magistrate





FAQ's on IPC Section 187


What offence is defined under IPC 187?

IPC 187 Offence: Omission to assist public servant when bound by law to give such assistance.


What is the punishment for IPC 187 Case?

The punishment for IPC 187 is Simple Imprisonment for 1 Month or Fine or Both.


Is IPC 187 cognizable offence or non-cognizable offence?

IPC 187 is a Non-Cognizable.


How to file/defend your case for IPC 187 offence?

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Is IPC 187 bailable or non-bailable offence?

IPC 187 is a Bailable offence.


In what court can IPC 187 be tried?

IPC 187 is tried in the court of Any Magistrate.


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