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SECTION 218 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Public servant framing incorrect record or writing with intent to save person from punishment or property from forfeiture


Last Updated: 01 May, 2024
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty


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  1. IPC 218 in Simple Words
  2. IPC Section 218 related FAQs
Whoever, being a public servant, and being as such public servant, charged with the preparation of any record or other writing, frames that record or writing in a manner which he knows to be incorrect, with intent to cause, or knowing it to be likely that he will thereby cause, loss or injury to the public or to any person, or with intent thereby to save, or knowing it to be likely that he will thereby save, any person from legal punishment, or with intent to save, or knowing that he is likely thereby to save, any property from forfeiture or other charge to which it is liable by law, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to three years, or with fine, or with both.



IPC 218 in Simple Words

In simple words, Section 218 of the Indian Penal Code states that if a public servant, responsible for preparing records or writings, deliberately frames them incorrectly to cause loss, injury, or save someone from legal punishment or property from forfeiture, they can be punished with imprisonment up to three years, or fined, or both.


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Offence : Public servant framing an incorrect record or writing with intent to save person from punishment, or property from forfeiture


Punishment : 3 Years or Fine or Both


Cognizance : Cognizable


Bail : Bailable


Triable : Magistrate First Class



IPC Section 218: Public servants who frame incorrect records or writings with the intent to spare a person punishment or save property from forfeiture





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Frequently Asked Questions


What is Section 218 of CPC?

In accordance with Section 218 of 1973's Code of Criminal Procedure (Code of Criminal Procedure), each charge against an accused person should be treated separately and each of them should be tried individually. Each offence is treated as a separate matter and is therefore tried separately. 21 Sept 2023


What is the IPC section 219?

Anyone who, as a public official, corruptly or maliciously makes, orders, verdicts, or decisions which are contrary to the law at any stage of a legal proceeding shall be punished by imprisonment for up to seven years or fine, or both.


What does IPC 182 mean?

IPC Section 182 False Information, with Intent to Cause Public Servant to Use His Lawful Power to the Injury of Another Person


What is the IPC for illegal detention?

Unlawful confinement is defined as an offence under Section 340 IPC when a person intentionally restrains another's right to liberty without any legal justification or right. Unlawful imprisonment can be defined by Sections 339-348.