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

Last Updated: 01 Jun, 2024
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty

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  1. IPC 223 in Simple Words
  2. IPC Section 223 related FAQs
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.

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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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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the 223 section of the IPC?

If a public employee is legally obligated to confine a person who has been charged or convicted with an offence, or lawfully taken into custody, and negligently allows that person to escape, they will be punished by simple imprisonment, which can extend up to two years.

Is Section 223 bailable or non bailable?

This section is bailable, non-cognizable, and non-compoundable.

What is Section 223 of the criminal procedure code?

In plain terms, Section 223 provides that people accused of the exact same crime committed during the same transaction or of different crimes committed during the same transaction can be charged and tried as a group.

What is Section 224?

If a person intentionally resists or obstructs the lawful arrest of themselves for an offence for which they are charged or convicted or if they escape or attempt to escape, from any custody where they have been lawfully detained, for such an offence, then he or she will be punished.