Whoever, being a public servant and having the custody of any State prisoner or prisoner of war, voluntarily allows such prisoner to escape from any place in which such prisoner is confined, shall be punished with [imprisonment for life], or imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to ten years, and shall also be liable to fine.

Simply put

When a public servant having custody of state prisoner or prisoner of war voluntarily allows such prisoner to escape then such an offender who arranged the escape will be awarded the punishment of life imprisonment or imprisonment up to ten years with fine.

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