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INDIAN KANOON SECTION 225A IPC - Indian Penal Code - Omission to apprehend, or sufferance of escape, on part of public servant, in cases not otherwise, provided for

  • Description

    Whoever, being a public servant legally bound as such public servant to apprehend, or to keep in confinement, any person in any case not provided for in section 221, section 222 or section 223, or in any other law for the time being in force, omits to apprehend that person or suffers him to escape from confinement, shall be punished:

    1. if he does so intentionally, with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to three years, or with fine or with both; and
    2. if he does so negligently, with simple imprisonment for a term which may extend to two years, or with fine, or with both.


    Applicable Offences

    1. Omission to apprehend, or sufferance of escape on part of public servant, in cases not otherwise provided for, In case of intentional omission or sufferance
    Punishment - 3 Years or Fine or Both
    This is a Bailable, Non-Cognizable offence and triable by Magistrate First Class

    2. In case of negligent omission or sufferance
    Punishment - Simple Imprisonment for 2 Years or Fine or Both
    This is a Bailable, Non-Cognizable offence and triable by Any Magistrate

    This offence is NOT compoundable.


    1.If an offence is cognizable, police has the authority to arrest the accused without a warrant and to start an investigation with or without the permission of a court. Otherwise police does not have the authority to arrest the accused without a warrant and an investigation cannot be initiated without a court order.

    2.If an offience is bailable, police has the authority to release the accused on bail on getting the defined surety amount along with a duly filled bail bond at the concerned police station. Otherwise arrested person has to apply for bail before a magistrate or court

    3. If an offence is compoundable, a compromise can be done between the accused and the victim, and a trial can be avoided. Otherwise, No compromise is allowed between the accused and the victim except under certain situations, where the High Court or the Supreme Court have the authority for quashing a matter.

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