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SECTION 229 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Personation of a juror or assessor


Last Updated: 01 May, 2024
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty


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  1. IPC 229 in Simple Words
  2. IPC Section 229 related FAQs
Whoever, by personation or otherwise, shall intentionally cause, or knowingly suffer himself to be returned, empanelled or sworn as a juryman or assessor in any case in which he knows that he is not entitled by law to be so returned, empanelled or sworn, or knowing himself to have been so returned, empanelled or sworn contrary to law, shall voluntarily serve on such jury or as such assessor, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to two years, or with fine, or with both.



IPC 229 in Simple Words

In simple words, Section 229 of the Indian Penal Code states that if someone intentionally impersonates or allows themselves to be selected as a juror or assessor in a case where they are not legally entitled to be, and willingly serves in that role, they can be punished with imprisonment up to two years, or fined, or both.


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Offence : Personation of a juror or assessor


Punishment : 2 Years or Fine or Both


Cognizance : Non-Cognizable


Bail : Bailable


Triable : Magistrate First Class



By personation or other means, a person who intentionally causes, or knows he has been returned, embanelled, or sworn in a case where he knows he does not have the legal right to be returned or sworn in, or is aware that they are so returned or sworn in, without knowing it, or by knowing themselves to be so returned or sworn in.





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Frequently Asked Questions


What is Act 229?

Section 229 Companies Act, 2013, Penalty for mutilation or destruction of documents, if false statements are made. Corporate Law Reporter. 22 Jun 2023


What is the IPC 299?

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Is 229a IPC cognizable or not?

This section is not bailable, Recognizable or Compoundable.