Whoever gives to any public servant any information which he knows or believes to be false, intending thereby to cause, or knowing it to be likely that he will thereby cause such public servant-

(a) to do or omit anything which such public servant ought not to do or omit if the true state of facts respecting which such information is given were known by him, or

(b) to use the lawful power of such public servant to the injury or annoyance of any person, shall be punished 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 gives any false information to any public servant knowing and believing it to be false with an intention to cause or knowing that he will likely cause such public servant :

(a)  to do or fail to do anything which such public servant should not do or fails to provide with true facts were known by him regarding the information

(b) to utilize all lawful power of such public servant that might cause injury or annoy any other person

Then such an offender shall be imprisoned for a term that may extend up to six months or with fine that may extend to one thousand rupees or both.

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