SECTION 217 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Public servant disobeying direction of law with intent to save person from punishment or property from forfeiture



Description of IPC Section 217

According to section 217 of Indian penal code, Whoever, being a public servant, knowingly disobeys any direction of the law as to the way in which he is to conduct himself as such public servant, intending thereby to save, or knowing it to be likely that he will thereby save, any person from legal punishment, or subject him to a less punishment than that to which he is liable, or with intent to save, or knowing that he is likely thereby to save, any property from forfeiture or any charge to which it is liable by law, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to two years, or with fine, or with both.

Offence : Public servant disobeying a direction of law with intent to save person from punishment, or property from forfeiture


Punishment : 2 Years or Fine or Both


Cognizance : Non-Cognizable


Bail : Bailable


Triable : Any Magistrate





FAQ's on IPC Section 217


What offence is defined under IPC 217?

IPC 217 Offence: Public servant disobeying a direction of law with intent to save person from punishment, or property from forfeiture.


What is the punishment for IPC 217 Case?

The punishment for IPC 217 is 2 Years or Fine or Both.


Is IPC 217 cognizable offence or non-cognizable offence?

IPC 217 is a Non-Cognizable.


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Is IPC 217 bailable or non-bailable offence?

IPC 217 is a Bailable offence.


In what court can IPC 217 be tried?

IPC 217 is tried in the court of Any Magistrate.


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