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


Last Updated: 01 Jun, 2024
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty


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  1. IPC 203 in Simple Words
  2. IPC Section 203 related FAQs
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.


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Offence : Giving false information respecting an offence committed


Punishment : 2 Years or Fine or Both


Cognizance : Non-Cognizable


Bail : Bailable


Triable : Any Magistrate



Anyone who, having reason to suspect that an offense has been committed, provides any information about that offence that he knows or believes is false will be punished by imprisonment for a period that may be up to two years or a fine.





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