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SECTION 190 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Threat of injury to induce person to refrain from applying for protection to public servant


Last Updated: 01 Feb, 2024
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty


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  1. Description of IPC Section 190
  2. IPC 190 in Simple Words
  3. IPC Section 190 related FAQs

Description of IPC Section 190

According to section 190 of Indian penal code, Whoever holds out any threat of injury to any person for the purpose of inducing that person to refrain or desist from making a legal application for protection against any injury to any public servant legally empowered as such to give such protection, or to cause such protection to be given, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to one year, or with fine, or with both.



IPC 190 in Simple Words

In simple words, Section 190 of the Indian Penal Code states that anyone who threatens to harm someone to prevent them from seeking legal protection against a public servant will be punished with imprisonment or fine.

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Offence : Threatening any person to induce him to refrain From making a legal application for protection From injury


Punishment : 1 Year or Fine or Both


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


Bail : Bailable


Triable : Any Magistrate





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What is Section 190 of the IPC?

IPC Section 190 - Threat of injury to induce person to refrain from applying for protection to public servant

What is Section 190 of the criminal code?

Cognizance of offences by Magistrates. (a) upon receiving a complaint of facts which constitute such offence; (b) upon a police report of such facts; (c) upon information received from any person other than a police officer, or upon his own knowledge, that such offence has been committed.

What is Section 190 CrPC deals with?

The Allahabad High Court has recently observed that a Magistrate has the power under Section 190 CrPC to issue summons against persons who have not been mentioned as an accused in the charge sheet or arraigned in the first information report. 26 May 2023