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


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


Punishment : Simple Imprisonment for 1 Month or Fine or Both! Simple Imprisonment for 6 Months or Fine or Both!


Cognizance : Non-Cognizable! Non-Cognizable!


Bail : Bailable! Bailable!


Triable : Any Magistrate! Any Magistrate!






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