SECTION 188 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant


Description

Whoever, knowing that, by an order promulgated by a public servant lawfully empowered to promulgate such order, he is directed to abstain from a certain act, or to take certain order with certain property in his possession or under his management disobeys such direction, shall, if such disobedience causes or tends to cause obstruction, annoyance or injury, or risk of obstruction, annoyance or injury, to any persons lawfully employed, 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 disobedience causes or tends to cause danger to human life, health or safety, or causes or tends to cause a riot or affray, 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 : Disobedience to an order lawfully promulgated by a public servant, If such disobedience causes obstruction, annoyance or injury to persons lawfully employed! If such disobedience causes danger to human life, health or safety, etc.!


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


Cognizance : Cognizable! Cognizable!


Bail : Bailable! Bailable!


Triable : Any Magistrate! Any Magistrate!






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