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SECTION 219 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Public servant in judicial proceeding corruptly making report, etc., contrary to law


Last Updated: 01 Feb, 2024
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty


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  1. Description of IPC Section 219
  2. IPC 219 in Simple Words
  3. IPC Section 219 related FAQs

Description of IPC Section 219

According to section 219 of Indian penal code, Whoever, being a public servant, corruptly or maliciously makes or pronounces in any stage of a judicial proceeding, any report, order, verdict, or decision which he knows to be contrary to law, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to seven years, or with fine, or with both.



IPC 219 in Simple Words

In simple words, Section 219 of the Indian Penal Code states that if a public servant knowingly gives a false report, order, verdict, or decision in any stage of a judicial proceeding, they can be punished with imprisonment up to seven years, or fined, or both.

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Offence : Public servant in a judicial proceeding corruptly Making and pronouncing an order, report, Verdict, or decision which he knows to be contrary to law


Punishment : 7 Years or Fine or Both


Cognizance : Non-Cognizable


Bail : Bailable


Triable : Magistrate First Class





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What is IPC 219?

Whoever, being a public servant, corruptly or maliciously makes or pronounces in any stage of a judicial proceeding, any report, order, verdict, or decision which he knows to be contrary to law, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to seven years, or with fine, or with ...

What is Section 221 of the IPC?

Intentional omission to apprehend on the part of a public servant bound by law to apprehend an offender, if the offence be capital. If punishable with imprisonment for life or imprisonment for 10 years.

What is Section 220 IPC?

Section 220: Whoever, being in any office which provides him legal authority to commit persons for trial or to confinement, or to remain persons in confinement, corruptly or maliciously commits a personal for trial or to confinement, or keeps a person in confinement, within the exercise of that authority knowing that ...