Provision

Whoever, being legally bound to give any notice or to furnish information on any subject to any public servant, as such, intentionally omits to give such notice or to furnish such information in the manner and at the time required by law, 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 notice or information required to be give respects  the commission of an offence, or is required for the purpose of preventing the commission of an offence, or in order to the apprehension of an offender, 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;[or, if the notice or information required to be given is required by an order passed under sub-section (1) of section 565 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1898 (5 of 1898), with imprisonment of either description 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 being legally bound to give notice or provide information on any subject to any public servant and such a person intentionally fails to give such notice or to provides such information in the same manner and time as is required by law and if the person fails to do so then he/she shall be punished with imprisonment for a term that may extend to one month or with fine which may extend up to five hundred rupees or with both.
  • If the notice or information required to be given in respect to the commission of an offence, or is required for the purpose of preventing the commission of an offence, or in order to the apprehension of an offender is not abided by then the offender shall be provided with imprisonment for a term which may extend to six months, or with fine which may extend to one thousand rupees, or with both.
  • If the notice or information required to be given is required by an order passed under sub-section (1) of section 565 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1898 (5 of 1898), and offender fails to oblige then he/she shall be awarded imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to six months, or with fine which may extend to one thousand rupees, or with both


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