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SECTION 189 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Threat of injury to public servant


Last Updated: 01 Jun, 2024
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty


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  1. IPC 189 in Simple Words
  2. IPC Section 189 related FAQs
Whoever holds out any threat of injury to any public servant, or to any person in whom he believes that public servant to be interested, for the purpose of inducing that public servant to do any act, or to forbear or delay to do any act, connected with the exercise of the public functions of such public servant, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to two years, or with fine, or with both.



IPC 189 in Simple Words

In simple words, Section 189 of the Indian Penal Code states that anyone who threatens to harm a public servant or someone connected to that public servant to influence their official duties will be punished with imprisonment or fine.


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Offence : Threatening a public servant with injury to him or one in whom he is interested, to induce him to do or forbear to do any official act


Punishment : 2 Years or Fine or Both


Cognizance : Non-Cognizable; Cognizable in A.P.


Bail : Bailable


Triable : Any Magistrate






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Frequently Asked Questions


What is Section 189 of the IPC?

Anyone who threatens to harm a public servant or any other person in which he believes the public servant is interested in order to induce that public employee to perform any act or refrain from performing any act in connection with the exercise of public functions by that public official, shall be punished.


Is 189 IPC cognizable?

Section 189 of Indian Penal Code says that anyone who threatens harm to a public employee or someone associated with that public worker to influence his or her official duties is punished by imprisonment or fine. Non-Cognizable; Cognizable in A.P. 1 Dec 2023


What is Section 188 of the IPC?

What is the definition of a crime under Section 188 IPC? The IPC section 188 criminalizes any deliberate disobedience to an order duly issued by a public official empowered by law. 18 May 2023


What is the punishment for 186 IPC?

Anyone who voluntarily hinders a public servant from performing his duties will be punished by imprisonment for up to three months or a fine of up to 500 rupees.