SECTION 203 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Giving false information respecting an offence committed

Last Updated: 01 Sep, 2023
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty


Description of IPC Section 203

According to section 203 of Indian penal code, Whoever, knowing or having reason to believe that an offence has been committed, gives any information respecting that offence which he knows or believes to be false, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to two years, or with fine, or with both.

IPC 203 in Simple Words

In simple words, Section 203 of the Indian Penal Code states that if someone knowingly provides false information about an offense they believe has been committed, they can be punished with imprisonment up to two years, or fined, or both.

Offence : Giving false information respecting an offence committed

Punishment : 2 Years or Fine or Both

Cognizance : Non-Cognizable

Bail : Bailable

Triable : Any Magistrate

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What offence is defined under IPC 203?

IPC 203 Offence: Giving false information respecting an offence committed.

What is the punishment for IPC 203 Case?

The punishment for IPC 203 is 2 Years or Fine or Both.

Is IPC 203 cognizable offence or non-cognizable offence?

IPC 203 is a Non-Cognizable.

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Is IPC 203 bailable or non-bailable offence?

IPC 203 is a Bailable offence.

In what court can IPC 203 be tried?

IPC 203 is tried in the court of Any Magistrate.

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