SECTION 223 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Escape from confinement or custody negligently suffered by public servant

Last Updated: 01 Oct, 2023
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty


Description of IPC Section 223

According to section 223 of Indian penal code, Whoever, being a public servant legally bound as such public servant to keep in confinement any person charged with or convicted of any offence or lawfully committed to custody, negligently suffers such person to escape from confinement, shall be punished with simple imprisonment for a term which may extend to two years, or with fine, or with both.

IPC 223 in Simple Words

In simple words, Section 223 of the Indian Penal Code states that if a public servant, who is responsible for keeping someone in custody, negligently allows that person to escape, they can be punished with up to two years of simple imprisonment, or fined, or both.

Offence : Escape from confinement negligently suffered by a public servant

Punishment : Simple Imprisonment for 2 Years or Fine or Both

Cognizance : Non-Cognizable

Bail : Bailable

Triable : Any Magistrate

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What offence is defined under IPC 223?

IPC 223 Offence: Escape from confinement negligently suffered by a public servant.

What is the punishment for IPC 223 Case?

The punishment for IPC 223 is Simple Imprisonment for 2 Years or Fine or Both.

Is IPC 223 cognizable offence or non-cognizable offence?

IPC 223 is a Non-Cognizable.

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Is IPC 223 bailable or non-bailable offence?

IPC 223 is a Bailable offence.

In what court can IPC 223 be tried?

IPC 223 is tried in the court of Any Magistrate.

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