SECTION 201 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Causing disappearance of evidence of offence, or giving false information to screen offender



Description of IPC Section 201

According to section 201 of Indian penal code, Whoever, knowing or having reason to believe that an offence has been committed, causes any evidence of the commission of that offence to disappear, with the intention of screening the offender from legal punishment, or with that intention gives any information respecting the offence which he knows or believes to be false;

if a capital offence ? shall, if the offence which he knows or believes to have been committed is punishable with death, be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to seven years, and shall also be liable to fine;

if punishable with imprisonment for life ? and if the offence is punishable with imprisonment for life, or with imprisonment which may extend to ten years, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to three years, and shall also be liable to fine;

if punishable with less than ten years imprisonment ? and if the offence is punishable with imprisonment for any term not extending to ten years, shall be punished with imprisonment of the description provided for the offence, for a term which may extend to one-fourth part of the longest term of the imprisonment provided for the offence, or with fine, or with both.

Offence : Causing disappearance of evidence of an offence committed, or giving false information touching it to screen the offender, If a capital offence


Punishment : 7 Years + Fine


Cognizance : Non-Cognizable


Bail : Bailable


Triable : Court of Session



Offence : If punishable with imprisonment for life or imprisonment for 10 Years


Punishment : 3 Years + Fine


Cognizance : Non-Cognizable


Bail : Bailable


Triable : Magistrate First Class



Offence : If punishable with imprisonment for less than 10 Years


Punishment : One-Fourth of Offence or Fine or Both


Cognizance : Non-Cognizable


Bail : Bailable


Triable : Same As Offence





FAQ's on IPC Section 201


What offence is defined under IPC 201?

IPC 201 Offence: Causing disappearance of evidence of an offence committed, or giving false information touching it to screen the offender, If a capital offence.


What is the punishment for IPC 201 Case?

The punishment for IPC 201 is 7 Years + Fine.


Is IPC 201 cognizable offence or non-cognizable offence?

IPC 201 is a Non-Cognizable.


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Is IPC 201 bailable or non-bailable offence?

IPC 201 is a Bailable offence.


In what court can IPC 201 be tried?

IPC 201 is tried in the court of Court of Session.


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