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SECTION 193 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Punishment for false evidence


Last Updated: 01 Feb, 2024
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty


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  1. Description of IPC Section 193
  2. IPC 193 in Simple Words
  3. IPC Section 193 related FAQs

Description of IPC Section 193

According to section 193 of Indian penal code, Whoever intentionally gives false evidence in any of a judicial proceeding, or fabricates false evidence for the purpose of being used in any stage of a judicial proceeding, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to seven years, and shall also be liable to fine; and whoever intentionally gives or fabricates false evidence in any other case, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to three years, and shall also be liable to fine.



IPC 193 in Simple Words

In simple words, Section 193 of the Indian Penal Code states that giving false evidence or fabricating false evidence in a judicial proceeding can lead to imprisonment of up to seven years and a fine, while doing so in any other case can result in imprisonment of up to three years and a fine.

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Offence : Giving or fabricating false evidence in a judicial proceeding


Punishment : 7 Years + Fine


Cognizance : Non-Cognizable


Bail : Bailable


Triable : Magistrate First Class



Offence : Giving or fabricating false evidence in any other case


Punishment : 3 Years + Fine


Cognizance : Non-Cognizable


Bail : Bailable


Triable : Any Magistrate





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What is Section 193 of IPC?

Whoever intentionally gives false evidence in any of a judicial proceeding, or fabricates false evidence for the purpose of being used in any stage of a judicial proceeding, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to seven years, and shall also be liable to fine; and ...

What is Section 193 of the Criminal Procedure Act?

Except as otherwise expressly provided by this Code or by any other law for the time being in force, no Court of Session shall take cognizance of any offence as a Court of original jurisdiction unless the case has been committed to it by a Magistrate under this Code.