SECTION 202 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Intentional omission to give information of offence by person bound to inform

Last Updated: 01 Apr, 2024
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty

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  1. IPC 202 in Simple Words
  2. IPC Section 202 related FAQs
Whoever, knowing or having reason to believe that an offence has been committed, intentionally omits to give any information respecting that offence which he is legally bound to give, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to six months, or with fine, or with both.

IPC 202 in Simple Words

In simple words, Section 202 of the Indian Penal Code states that if someone fails to provide information about an offense they know or believe has been committed, which they are legally obligated to provide, they can be punished with imprisonment up to six months, or fined, or both.

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Offence : Intentional omission to give information of an offence by a person legally bound to inform

Punishment : 6 Months or Fine or Both

Cognizance : Non-Cognizable

Bail : Bailable

Triable : Any Magistrate

Anyone who, having knowledge or reason to believe an offence was committed, deliberately fails to provide any information about that offence that he is legally required to give will be punished by imprisonment for up to six months or a fine.

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