Provision

Whoever, being legally bound to furnish information on any subject to any public servant, as such, furnishes, as true, information on the subject which he knows or has reason to believe to be false shall be punished 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 information which he is legally bound to 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 imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to two years, or with fine, or with both.


Simply put

  • Whosoever is legally bound to provide information to public servant and provides a false information which he knows to be as false and has a reason to believe that the information provided is false then such an offender shall be imprisoned for a term which may extend to six months or with fine that may extend to one thousand rupees or with both
  • If the information which he is legally bound to give regarding the commission of an offence, or if the information is required for the purpose of preventing the commission of an offence, or in order to the apprehension of an offender, then the offender shall be awarded with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to two years, or with fine, or with both.


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