Provision

Whoever in any manner intentionally prevents the serving on himself, or on any other person, of any summons, notice or order proceeding from any public servant legally competent, such public servant, to issue such summons, notice or order, or intentionally prevents the lawful affixing to any place of any such summons, notice or order, or intentionally removes any such summons, notice or order from any place to which it is lawfully affixed, or intentionally prevents the lawful making of any proclamation, under the authority of any public servant legally competent, as such public servant, to direct such proclamation to be made, shall be punished with simple imprisonment for a term which may extend to one month, or with fine which may extend to five hundred rupees, or with both; or, if the summons, notice, order or proclamation is to attend in person or by agent, or to produce a document in a Court of Justice, with simple imprisonment for a term which may extend to six months, or with fine which may extend to one thousand rupees, or with both


Simply Put

  • Whosoever intentionally prevents the serving of notice or summons in any manner from any public servant
  • Whosoever intentionally prevents the lawful affixing to any place of any such summons, notice or
  • intentionally removes any such summons, notice or order from any place to which it is lawfully affixed, or
  • intentionally prevents the lawful making of any proclamation, under the authority of any public servant legally competent, as such public servant, to direct such proclamation to be made

Then such an offender shall be imprisoned up to one month or with fin which may extend up to five hundred rupees or with both .

  • If the summons, notice, order or proclamation is to attend in person or by agent, or to produce a document in a Court of Justice

Then the offender shall be imprisonment for a term of six months or with fine that may extend to one thousand rupees or both.



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