Provision

Whoever fails to appear at the specified place and the specified time as required by a proclamation published under sub?section (1 )of section 82 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three years or with fine or with both, and where a declaration has been made under sub?section (4) of that section pronouncing him as a proclaimed offender, he shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to seven years and shall also be liable to fine.]


Simply Put

Anyone who fails to appear at the specified place and the specified time as required by a proclamation published under sub?section (1 )of section 82 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 then such an offender shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three years or with fine or with both, and where a declaration has been made under sub?section (4) of section 82 (Where a proclamation published under sub-section (1) is in respect of a period accused of an offence punishable under Sections 302, 304, 364, 367, 382, 392, 393, 394, 395, 396, 397, 398, 399, 400, 402, 436, 449, 459 or 460 of the Indian Penal Code, and such person fails to appear at the specified place and time required by the proclamation, the Court may, after making such inquiry as it thinks fit, pronounce him a proclaimed offender and make a declaration to that effect.)  pronouncing him as a declared offender, then he shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to seven years and shall also be liable to fine.]



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