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


Last Updated: 01 Feb, 2024
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty


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  1. Description of IPC Section 225
  2. IPC 225 in Simple Words
  3. IPC Section 225 related FAQs

Description of IPC Section 225

According to section 225 of Indian penal code, 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.



IPC 225 in Simple Words

In simple words, Section 225 of the Indian Penal Code states that anyone who intentionally resists the lawful arrest of another person or tries to rescue someone lawfully detained for an offense can face imprisonment up to two years, and if the offense involved carries more severe punishment, the imprisonment can be up to three to seven years, along with a fine.

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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





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FAQ's on IPC Section 225

What is Section 225 A IPC?

IPC Section 225A - Omission to apprehend, or sufferance of escape, on part of public servant, in cases not otherwise, provided for

What is section 225?

IPC Section 225 - Resistance or obstruction to lawful apprehension of another person

Is the IPC 225 bailable or not?

According to Para 2 u2013 This section is Non-bailable, Cognizable and Non-compoundable. According to Para 3,4 and 5 u2013 This section is Non-bailable and Cognizable.

What is the IPC 225B?

IPC Section 225B - Resistance or obstruction to lawful apprehension, or escape or rescue in cases not otherwise provided for