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SECTION 195A IPC - Indian Penal Code - Threatening any person to give false evidence


Last Updated: 01 Feb, 2024
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty


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  1. Description of IPC Section 195A
  2. IPC 195A in Simple Words
  3. IPC Section 195A related FAQs

Description of IPC Section 195A

According to section 195A of Indian penal code,

Whoever threatens another with any injury to his person, reputation or property or to the person or reputation of anyone in whom that person is interested, with intent to cause that person to give false evidence shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to seven years, or with fine, or with both; and if an innocent person is convicted and sentenced in consequence of such false evidence, with death or imprisonment for more than seven years, the person who threatens shall be punished with the same punishment and sentenced in the same manner and to the same extent as such innocent person is punished and sentenced.



IPC 195A in Simple Words

If someone threatens another person to give false evidence, they can be punished with up to seven years of imprisonment, a fine, or both; if an innocent person is wrongly convicted due to the false evidence and receives a severe punishment, the one who threatened will receive the same punishment.

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Offence : Threatening any person to give false evidence


Punishment : 7 Years or Fine or Both


Cognizance : Cognizable


Bail : Non-Bailable


Triable : As for False Evidence



Offence : If innocent person is convicted and sentenced in consequence of false evidence with death, or imprisonment for more than seven Years


Punishment : Same As Offence


Cognizance : Cognizable


Bail : Non-Bailable


Triable : As for False Evidence





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What is the IPC section 195A?

Whoever threatens another with any injury to his person, reputation or property or to the person or reputation of any one in whom that person is interested, with intent to cause that person to give false evidence shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to seven years, or ...

What is Section 195 of the IPC?

195. Giving or fabricating false evidence with intent to procure conviction of offence punishable with imprisonment for life or imprisonment.

What is Section 195 A of the CrPC?

Section 195A is a cognizable offence under the schedule of the CrPC, and in case of a cognizable offence, the police has the power to investigate into the case and the power to arrest without a warrant. 8 Apr 2023