SECTION 225 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Resistance or obstruction to lawful apprehension of another person



Description of IPC Section 225

Whoever intentionally offers any resistance or illegal obstruction to the lawful apprehension of any other person for an offence, or rescues or attempts to rescue any other person from any custody in which that person is lawfully detained for an offence, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to two years, or with fine, or with both;

or, if the person to be apprehended, or the person rescued or attempted to be rescued, is charged with or liable to be apprehended for an offence punishable with imprisonment for life or imprisonment for a term which may extend to ten years, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to three years, and shall also be liable to fine;

or, if the person to be apprehended or rescued, or attempted to be rescued, is charged with or liable to be apprehended for an offence punishable with death, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to seven years, and shall also be liable to fine;

or, if the person to be apprehended or rescued, or attempted to be rescued, is liable under the sentence of a Court of Justice, or by virtue of a commutation of such a sentence, to imprisonment for life, or imprisonment, for a term of ten years or upwards, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to seven years, and shall also be liable to fine;

or, if the person to be apprehended or rescued, or attempted to be rescued, is under sentence of death, shall be punished with 1imprisonment for life or imprisonment of either description for a term not exceeding ten years, and shall also be liable to fine.

Offence : Resistance or obstruction to the lawful apprehension of any person, or, rescuing him from lawful custody


Punishment : 2 Years or Fine or Both


Cognizance : Cognizable


Bail : Bailable


Triable : Any Magistrate



Offence : If charged with an offence punishable with imprisonment for life or, imprisonment for 10 Years


Punishment : 3 Years + Fine


Cognizance : Cognizable


Bail : Non-Bailable


Triable : Magistrate First Class



Offence : If charged with a capital offence


Punishment : 7 Years + Fine


Cognizance : Cognizable


Bail : Non-Bailable


Triable : Magistrate First Class



Offence : If the person is sentenced to imprisonment for life, or imprisonment for 10 Years, or upwards


Punishment : 7 Years + Fine


Cognizance : Cognizable


Bail : Non-Bailable


Triable : Magistrate First Class



Offence : If under sentence of death


Punishment : Imprisonment for Life or 10 Years + Fine


Cognizance : Cognizable


Bail : Non-Bailable


Triable : Court of Session





FAQ's on IPC Section 225


What offence is defined under IPC 225?

IPC 225 Offence: Resistance or obstruction to the lawful apprehension of any person, or, rescuing him from lawful custody.


What is the punishment for IPC 225 Case?

The punishment for IPC 225 is 2 Years or Fine or Both.


Is IPC 225 cognizable offence or non-cognizable offence?

IPC 225 is a Cognizable.


How to file/defend your case for IPC 225 offence?

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Is IPC 225 bailable or non-bailable offence?

IPC 225 is a Bailable offence.


In what court can IPC 225 be tried?

IPC 225 is tried in the court of Any Magistrate.



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