Provision

Whoever, being a public servant,
(a) knowingly disobeys any direction of the law which prohibits him from requiring the attendance at any place of any person for the purpose of investigation into an offence or any other matter, or
(b) knowingly disobeys, to the prejudice of any person, any other direction of the law regulating the manner in which he shall conduct such investigation, or
(c) fails to record any information given to him under sub-section (1) of section 154 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 (2 of 1974), in relation to cognizable offence punishable under section 326A, section 326B, section 354, section 354B, section 370, section 370A, section 376, section 376A, section 376B, section 376C, section 376D, section 376E or section 509,
shall be punished with rigorous imprisonment for a term which shall not be less than six months but which may extend to two years, and shall also be liable to fine.


Simply put

This section means A.) if any public servant intentionally disobeys laws which empowers him to take attendence of any person for the purpose of investigation, B.) intentionally cause harm, injury to a person for the purpose of investigation even in the presence of a prescribed procedure or manner. C.) The said Public Servant fails to register a Complaint made to him in respect of commission of an cognizable offence punishable under section 326A, 326B, 354, 354B, 370, 370A, 376, 376A, 376B, 376C, 376D, 376E 509. That public officer shall he held liable under this section and shall be imprisoned for a period of 6 months which can extend upto 2 years, and shall also be liable for fine.



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