SECTION 204 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Destruction of document to prevent its production as evidence


Description

Whoever secrets or destroys any document which he may be lawfully compelled to produce as evidence in a Court of Justice, or in any proceeding lawfully held before a public servant, as such, or obliterates or renders illegible the whole or any part of such document with the intention of preventing the same from being produced or used as evidence before such Court or public servant as aforesaid, or after he shall have been lawfully summoned or required to produce the same for that purpose, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to two years, or with fine, or with both.

Offence : Secreting or destroying any document to prevent its production as evidence


Punishment : 2 Years or Fine or Both


Cognizance : Non-Cognizable


Bail : Bailable


Triable : Magistrate First Class





FAQ's on IPC Section 204


What offence is defined under IPC 204?

Secreting or destroying any document to prevent its production as evidence.


What is the punishment for IPC 204 Case?

The punishment for IPC 204 is 2 Years or Fine or Both.


Is IPC 204 cognizable offence or non-cognizable offence?

IPC 204 is a Non-Cognizable.


How to file/defend your case for IPC 204 offence?

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Is IPC 204 bailable or non-bailable offence?

IPC 204 is a Bailable offence.


In what court can IPC 204 be tried?

IPC 204 is tried in the court of Magistrate First Class.



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